Hearts sign Belgian midfielder Arnaud Djoum

Arnaud Djoum, right, is set to sign a deal until January
Arnaud Djoum, right, is set to sign a deal until January
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Belgian midfielder Arnaud Djoum has signed for Hearts.

After pondering a contract offer from the Tynecastle club over the past few days, the 26-year-old penned a deal until the end of January after impressing during a trial last week, subject to international clearance.

The 6ft midfielder, who was born in Cameroon, moves to Hearts after being unable to command regular game time with Polish club Lech Poznan, whom he joined from Turkish team Akhisar Belediye in January. Prior to that, he enjoyed five fruitful years with Roda JC, where he played regularly in the Dutch top flight.

Djoum’s arrival will ease the burden on a Hearts midfield which has been down to the bare bones in recent weeks. Prince Buaben has played in most of Hearts’ games this season despite not being fully fit, while the absence of Morgaro Gomis, following the death of his father, has meant Hearts have had to thrust 17-year-old Sean McKirdy and Miguel Pallardo, still not match fit after an injury lay-off, into demanding fixtures against Inverness and Aberdeen.

Djoum is unlikely to be involved in tonight’s League Cup third-round match at Kilmarnock.