Hearts have completed the loan signing of Angolan international Joaquim Adao, subject to international clearance.
The 25-year-old joins the Jambos from Swiss side FC Sion on a deal until the end of the season.
A tenacious defensive midfielder, Joaquim came through the ranks at Sion before going on to make 60 top team appearances and boasts European experience.
He was part of the Sion side that reached the Swiss Cup Final last season, where they fell at the final hurdle, losing 3-0 to FC Basle.
Born in Switzerland but capped for Angola, Jaoquim has made 11 appearances for the national side.