Hearts set to decide on trialist Arnaud Djoum

Arnaud Djoum, right, has been on trial at Hearts
Arnaud Djoum, right, has been on trial at Hearts
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Hearts are expected to make a decision later today on whether or not to sign trialist midfielder Arnaud Djoum.

The 26-year-old Belgian, who is a free agent after leaving Polish club Lech Poznan, has been training with the Tynecastle club this week as he bids to earn himself a deal.

“Arnaud’s in training so we can have a look at him,” head coach Robbie Neilson confirmed yesterday. “We’ll have a chat with him tomorrow and I’ll make a decision on him then.

“He’s done okay. He’s a good player. He’s a central midfielder who gets about. He’s got a good CV. Fitness-wise he’s probably not where he should be because he’s not had a club for a while but he’s definitely got potential and he’s got good attributes.”

Even if Djoum, who was born in Cameroon, does sign for Hearts, the 6ft midfielder has no chance of featuring against Aberdeen tomorrow.

“We’d need to get international clearance and that takes three or four days,” said Neilson. “He’s had a couple of offers from smaller European countries but

wants to go to a so-called bigger league. It’ll come down to finances at the end of the day.”