First Team

Popescu joins Hearts

17th September 2020

Hearts have completed the transfer of Romanian defender Mihai Popescu from Dinamo Bucuresti.

The 27-year-old has penned a two-year deal with the Jambos and will soon fly to Edinburgh to begin life as a Hearts player, subject to international clearance.

As per Government Covid-19 guidelines, Mihai will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arriving in Scotland before he can start training with his new teammates.

Standing at 6ft 2 inches tall, the big defender started his professional career with Dinamo in 2013, enjoying loan spells at a handful of Romanian clubs including Voluntari, whom he won the Romanian Supercup with in 2017.

He spent the second half of season 2018/19 in Scotland after joining St Mirren on loan. It was a successful spell for the centre-half after he helped defeat Dundee United in the Premiership play-off, thus ensuring the Paisley side’s top flight status.

Last season Mihai played 27 games for Dinamo as they got to the semi final of the Romanian Cup, and has featured a total of 69 times for the Bucharest side.