Hearts striker Esmael Goncalves completes move to Uzbekistan

Hearts striker Esmael Goncalves has completed his move to Pakhtakor Tashkent.

Esmael Goncalves has left Hearts after a year at Tynecastle

The player has signed a two-year deal with the Uzbek side after completing a medical today. The Evening News understands Hearts will receive a fee of £300,000 for the Portuguese forward.

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The 26-year-old joined Hearts last January from the Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta for £170,000 and scored 15 times in 42 appearances during his time at Tynecastle.