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Gomis signs on

12th June 2014

Robbie makes swoop for experienced midfielder after lifting of transfer embargo.

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson has made former Dundee United star Morgaro Gomis his first signing of the summer.

After exiting administration yesterday, the club had its registration embargo lifted by the SPFL, allowing Robbie to make his first moves in the transfer market.

The 28-year-old has penned a three-year deal, and brings with him a wealth of experience having spent nearly five years at United in two spells with the Tayside club.

Speaking exclusively to Hearts News this afternoon, the head coach, who actually came up against the new signing at Tannadice during his Hearts playing career, said: "He's got a lot of experience and is a good player. He's got a great attitude and a great work-rate.

"His mentality, for coming in and doing things properly, is what we need from the older players. They need to set an example, and he certainly does that.

"I took the U20s against Dundee United in January and Morgaro was playing. He was fantastic. It was a cold Tuesday night, it was bucketing down and blowing a gale but he worked really hard and helped the United youngsters. For me, that sold me on him.

"If he's willing to do that there then he's willing to do it for us. It's another good character coming in."