Hearts sign Nigerian striker Abiola Dauda

Nigerian forward Abiola Dauda has joined Hearts on loan from Vitesse Arnhem. The player holds a Swedish passport and previously played for Red Star Belgrade and Kalmar FF. He will take the place of Osman Sow, who is on the verge of finalising a move to the Chinese club Henan Jianye.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 1st February 2016, 7:19 pm
Updated Monday, 1st February 2016, 7:27 pm
Abiola Dauda had a spell in Sweden with Kalmar. Pic: Getty
Abiola Dauda had a spell in Sweden with Kalmar. Pic: Getty

Dauda is 27 years old and 5ft 11in tall with a reputation as a quick and mobile attacker. He has a decent scoring record at his previous clubs after leaving Nigeria at the age of 18.

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He is expected to go straight into the Hearts squad for Sunday’s Scottish Cup fifth round tie against Hibs at Tynecastle. He will compete for a place up front with Gavin Reilly, Juanma Delgado and Dario Zanatta.