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Isma is a Jambo

30th January 2017

Hearts sign Esmael Goncalves in 200,000 Euros transfer

Ian Cathro has completed a hat-trick of signings with the capture of striker Esmael Goncalves.

The Portuguese frontman has signed from Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta for a transfer fee of 200,000 Euros.

The 25-year-old will once again link up with the management team of Ian Cathro and Austin MacPhee, having worked under them at Rio Ave and St Mirren respectively, after penning a deal until May 2020.

No stranger to Scottish football, ‘Isma’ scored eight goals in 16 appearances for the Buddies back in 2013 and helped them to a famous League Cup triumph over Hearts at Hampden.

Formerly of Nice, Rio Ave, and Anorthosis Famagusta, Isma won the Cypriot Super Cup with, also in 2013.

He’ll train with his new team-mates for the first time tomorrow with a view to being involved in the squad in Wednesday night’s Ladbrokes Premiership match against Rangers.