Hearts’ newest signing Malaury Martin admits to having kept a close eye on Scottish football for a number of years and is convinced Hearts is the ideal challenge for him.
The 28-year-old Frenchman today became the latest addition to Ian Cathro’s squad as he penned a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Gorgie club, subject to international clearance. The attacking midfielder, who left Norwegian club Lillestrom at the start of the month, is a product of the AS Monaco youth academy.
Malaury has previously enjoyed spells in England with Blackpool and Middlesbrough. Speaking to Hearts TV, he revealed he has followed Scottish football for a few years now and can’t wait to test himself in a Hearts jersey.
“The facilities here are amazing and the club has amazing potential. I’ve played in the UK in the past and I’ve known about Hearts and the Scottish League for a long time,” he explained.
“It’s a great feeling to be here, I’ve enjoyed my first day and I’m now eager to meet the players and start my first training.
“I hope to have a lot of success with this club.”