Hearts complete signing of goalkeeper Joel Pereira from Manchester United

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Hearts have announced the signing of goalkeeper Joel Pereira on a season-long loan.

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The Portuguese youth international, born and raised in Switzerland, joins Craig Levein's men from English giants Manchester United.

Joel Castro Pereira joins Hearts from Manchester United.

Joel Castro Pereira joins Hearts from Manchester United.

The 23-year-old follows in the footsteps of Demetri Mitchell, who spent 18 months on loan at Tynecastle from the Old Trafford club.

Pereira made two appearances for United in the 2016/17 season and another the following campaign. He's also spent time on loan at Rochdale, two stints in Portugal with Vitória de Setúbal and Belenenses, and finally a five-month deal with Belgian side Kortrijk in the second half of last term.

The keeper will provide competition for places with Hearts' first-team stoppers Zdenek Zlamal and Colin Doyle.

Doyle recently signed an extension to his contract, while Zlamal's deal is set to expire at the conclusion of this campaign.

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