Hearts complete loan signing of winger Manuel Milinkovic

Hearts have completed the signing of Serbian winger Manuel Milinkovic on a season-long loan from the Italian club Genoa.

Thursday, 31st August 2017, 11:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:31 pm
Manuel Milinkovic

The 23-year-old, who was born in France, becomes the second transfer deadline day arrival at Tynecastle after Raith Rovers midfielder Ross Callachan.

Milinkovic arrived in Edinburgh at lunchtime and formally signed the loan documents this afternoon. He will meet his new team-mates next week as preparations begin for the Premiership match against Aberdeen at BT Murrayfield.

Serie A side Genoa loaned the player to Foggia in Serie B this summer but that move did not work out. That left him trying to find another loan before the summer window closed.

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New Hearts manager Craig Levein was in the market for a winger and Milinkovic fits the bill. He is an attack-minded player who can play out wide or through the middle. He doesn’t require a work permit to play in the UK as he holds dual Serbian/French nationality.

Milinkovic was born in the French town of Antibes but started his professional career in Serbia with Rad and BASK Beograd. He then moved to Italy and had spells with Ternana and Salernitana before joining Genoa last year.