Djoum excited about Hearts move

New Hearts signing Arnaud Djoum is determined to make an instant impact at Tynecastle.

The midfielder had been training with the Hearts team after being released by Polish outfit Lech Poznan in the summer but will join the Midlothian side until at least January.

Djoum came through the ranks at Anderlecht but failed to break into the first team before moving to Dutch side Roda JC where he made over 120 appearances.

And after it didn’t work out at Lech Poznan, he’s desperate to make an impression at Hearts.

“It’s a big step for me, this is a big club with a lot of tradition and I hope to be successful here,” Djoum told the club’s official website.

“I’m an aggressive midfield player with good technical ability. I’ve heard all about Tynecastle.

“I can’t wait to see this place full of fans. I know that the fans here are some of the best in Scotland so I’m excited to experience it.”

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is delighted to have captured the Belgian.

“I’m pleased to get Arnaud in. He’s came in and he’s a good player with a good pedigree. He fitted in well with the group and he’ll be a great asset to us,” he said.

“He’s on a deal until January so we can take a look at him and then see about extending it further, but I’m pleased to get him in the door.

“He’s got power. He’s a good football player. He played in Belgium, Holland, Turkey and the top team in the top league in Poland so he’s got great experience. He’s got a lot of drive in midfield and energy, which is something that we need.”

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