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.
Bruno Aguiar would eventually grow into become the star man under Csaba Laszlo after initially signing in 2006. Picture: SNS
This selection of the best of those signings runs in chronological order.
A short-term loan from Bristol City saw the striker bang in 11 goals and single-handedly kept an otherwise disappointing season interesting going into the final few weeks.
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The Lithuanian winger burst onto the scene with a number of eye-catching performances. Though inconsistency would soon become a staple of his game, he was still an exciting and explosive player throughout his four-and-a-half years.
One of three loanees signed from Kaunas in January 2005, he is most fondly remembered for a terrific spell in the latter half of the 2005/06 season. Like Mikoliunas, he would finish the campaign a Scottish Cup winner.
Loaned before eventually joining on a permanent move from Kaunas, Goncalves was a rough fit at left-back but eventually showed himself to be an excellent centre-back. A master at shepherding the ball out of play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arguably the most highly-prizes asset in the team at the moment, Souttar has starred at centre-back since moving on a permanent transfer from Dundee United.
The veteran helped Hearts record a pair of Edinburgh derby victories before signing on for another loan spell. One of the best - and certainly most important - players in the Scottish top flight this term.