Esmael Goncalves nears Hearts exit as Uzbekistan club offer £300k

Esmael Goncalves could have played his last game for Hearts after being left out of Wednesday's trip to Hamilton Accies.

Esmael Goncalves has been at Hearts for just under a year. Picture: SNS

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Manager Craig Levein said the striker was “otherwise engaged” when asked about his absence on the BBC Sportsound broadcast.

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It has since been reported by the Edinburgh Evening News that the Portuguese striker is the target of Uzbekistan side Pakhtakor Tashkent.

Esmael Goncalves has been at Hearts for just under a year. Picture: SNS

An offer of around £300,000 has been made to the Tynecastle club, though talks are said to be at an early stage.

Goncalves has been at Hearts for just under a year after joining from Anorthosis Famagusta for £170,000 in last year’s January transfer window.

Meanwhile, Hearts are in talks to sign Copenhagen winger Danny Amankwa. The 23-year-old former Danish youth international has been told he’s free to find a new club.

Esmael Goncalves has been at Hearts for just under a year. Picture: SNS