First Team

Milinkovic is a Jambo

31st August 2017

Manuel Milinkovic joins Hearts on season-long loan.

Craig Levein has bolstered his squad with the signing of Manuel Milinkovic on season-long loan.

The 23-year-old winger, who holds dual French/Serbian nationality, joins Hearts on loan from Italian Serie B side Foggia Calcio.

The pacey winger was born in France and has played in both Serbia and Italy, enjoying spells with Salernitana 1919 and Ternana before signing for Genoa last year. He joined Foggia on loan earlier this year but has now been given permission to make a season-long switch to Tynecastle.

Speaking to Heartsfc.co.uk after completing his move, Manuel expressed his eagerness to hit the ground running at his new club.

“I’m very pleased to have joined Hearts and I’m now eager to start training as soon as possible so that I can be ready to help the team,” explained Manuel.

“I’m a player who likes having the ball at my feet, to run at the opponents and provide assists for my teammates.

“I can’t wait to get started now. I’ve seen the stadium and it looks fantastic, I’ve also watched clips of Hearts games online and to see such a packed stadium is amazing. I can’t wait to play in front of these fans.”