First Team

Juanma joins Jambos

25th June 2015

Robbie Neilson nets Spanish striker, subject to international clearance.

Robbie Neilson continues to boost his squad ahead of Hearts’ return to the Ladbrokes Premiership with the addition of Juanma Delgado.

The Spanish striker has penned a three-year deal at the club and, subject to international clearance, will battle it out for a spot leading the Tynecastle attack.

24-year-old Juanma joined his teammates for pre-season training this afternoon, and head coach Robbie was happy to get the 6ft 2" attacker on board.

Speaking exclusively to Hearts News, Robbie said: “I’m delighted to get him. We spent a lot of time over the summer speaking to Juanma and meeting him. I’m pleased to get it done.

“We thought it was going to get done a few weeks ago and we had some issues with the contractual situation in Greece, but we finally got it over the line. Craig and Clive, Juanma’s agent, did a lot of work on it.

“He’ll be a big asset for us. He brings physicality and he’ll hopefully bring goals as well. He ‘s a good player, technically very good, great in the air, and has good link-up play. And he’s a great character, so I’m pleased to get him.”