Former Hearts winger Dario Zanatta signs pre-contract deal with Championship club

Former Hearts winger Dario Zanatta is on the move after signing a pre-contract agreement with Raith Rovers.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:12 pm
Former Hearts winger Dario Zanatta has signed a pre-contract agreement with Raith Rovers.

The 23-year-old will make the switch to Stark’s Park at the end of the season after deciding to part ways with Championship rivals Ayr United.

Zanatta previously enjoyed a 26-game loan spell in Kirkcaldy in season 2017-18 where he scored six goals either side of a brief recall to his then-parent club Hearts.

A Canadian Under-20 international, he has also played for Queen’s Park, Alloa and Partick Thistle since making the breakthrough at Tynecastle in 2015.

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He made 21 first team appearances for Hearts, including just five starts, and scored his only goal for the club in a 3-0 away win at Hamilton in January 2018.

The Rovers management team of John McGlynn and Paul Smith spoke to about their new recruit, declaring: “We are looking forward to working with Dario and developing him as a player as part of the squad next season.”

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