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Hearts sign Australia midfielder Oliver Bozanic on free transfer

By June 20, 2018No Comments

Hearts have announced Australia international Oliver Bozanic as their ninth signing of the summer transfer window.

The 29-year-old midfielder has joined the Jambos on a free transfer after leaving Melbourne City and has agreed a two-year deal.

Bozanic appeared for Australia during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, making two appearances, and has a wealth of experience during spells in England, Switzerland, Japan and his homeland.

He is manager Craig Levein’s ninth signing since the end of the season, while Peter Haring is expected to complete a move from SV Ried later in the week and the club are in talks with David Milinkovic over a permanent deal.

The central midfielder is the third Australian to arrive at the club this summer, following Ryan Edwards and Ben Garuccio through the doors at Tynecastle, and he is targeting trophies.

“I would love to win trophies, that’s why we play football and hopefully I can do that at this club,” he told Hearts TV.

“It was the pinnacle of my career to play in the World Cup. I hope to be back in the national team one day and I hope by coming here to Hearts, that can come true.

“It’s the time in my career where I really wanted to be back in Europe, and Hearts have given me a great opportunity to play in Scotland. I’m looking forward to taking that chance.”