Hearts complete signing of goalkeeper Joel Pereira from Manchester United

Joel Castro Pereira joins Hearts from Manchester United.
Joel Castro Pereira joins Hearts 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.

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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