First Team

Happy to be a Jambo

31st January 2018

New boy Joaquim Adao delighted to join Hearts until the end of the season.

New signing Joaquim Adao has revealed a phone call to former Hearts star Jose Goncalves helped convince him to join the Jambos.

The 24-year-old has joined the club on loan from Swiss side FC Sion until the end of the season. Speaking to Hearts TV this evening, the midfielder revealed he sought advice from ex-Jambo Jose Goncalves when he learned of Hearts' interest.

“I’ve played with Jose in Switzerland, he’s a very good friend of mine. I called him and he told me I have to go to Hearts. He said the club is very good and that I should go and enjoy my experience in Scotland,” said Joaquim.

“I also know Kyle Lafferty from my time at FC Sion. My friend Kyle is a top guy on the pitch and I like him.

“I am very, very happy to be here. I think I’ve made a good choice, it’s a big club with ambition and I think I’ll be happy here.

“I’m a midfielder with good aggression and I think that I will be well suited to the game in Scotland. I play with spirit and I am here to help the team.”