Bruno Aguiar would eventually grow into become the star man under Csaba Laszlo after initially signing in 2006. Picture: SNS

The 10 best January transfer window signings Hearts have ever made

Hearts have had two January windows that will be remembered for a long time, though not particularly for the right reasons. However, while their hit-to-miss ratio wasn’t particularly good in those seasons, the Tynecastle club have unearthed more than a few gems in the month since the window was introduced.

This selection of the best of those signings runs in chronological order.

The best of the 11 players signed during the 2006 January window, Aguiar would spent 18 months on the sideline through injury, but returned to lead the club to third place in 2009 under Csaba Laszlo.

5. Bruno Aguiar (2006)

The best of the 11 players signed during the 2006 January window, Aguiar would spent 18 months on the sideline through injury, but returned to lead the club to third place in 2009 under Csaba Laszlo.
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The first signing by Jim Jefferies in his second spell at Hearts boss, Stevenson would enjoy two stints with the Tynecastle club. Scored big goals against Hibs, Celtic and two in the League Cup final loss to St Mirren.

6. Ryan Stevenson (2010)

The first signing by Jim Jefferies in his second spell at Hearts boss, Stevenson would enjoy two stints with the Tynecastle club. Scored big goals against Hibs, Celtic and two in the League Cup final loss to St Mirren.
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An initial loan from Liverpool was turned permanent six months later. Captained the team for two seasons. First as they dropped out of the league and then as they came roaring back the following term.

7. Danny Wilson (2013)

An initial loan from Liverpool was turned permanent six months later. Captained the team for two seasons. First as they dropped out of the league and then as they came roaring back the following term.
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Though they scarcely needed it, Zeefuik's arrival ejected some renewed vigour into Hearts' second-tier title hunt, smashing in 12 goals in 15 games as Robbie Neilson's men waltzed to the Championship crown.

8. Genero Zeefuik (2015)

Though they scarcely needed it, Zeefuik's arrival ejected some renewed vigour into Hearts' second-tier title hunt, smashing in 12 goals in 15 games as Robbie Neilson's men waltzed to the Championship crown.
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