Greek defender Tasos Avlonitis leaves Hearts

Tasos Avlonitis has confirmed his exit from Tynecastle
Tasos Avlonitis has confirmed his exit from Tynecastle
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Tasos Avlonitis has announced his exit from Hearts after five months in Scotland. The Greek defender confirmed the news on social media as his contract nears an end.

Avlonitis arrived at Tynecastle as one of nine new signings in January but won't be extending his deal, which expires at the end of the month. He made 11 appearances in total.

Via his Twitter account, the 27-year-old said: "I want to thank the team of Hearts and all the fans for these five months. It was a difficult period for me to come back after my serious injury and it was my pleasure that I worked with these team-mates and coaching staff!!

"I wish you all the best for the future! Thank you fans once again! Good luck!!"

Avlonitis' compatriot Alex Tziolis is also leaving Hearts, with other players expected to follow.