Hearts sign goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal on three year deal

Hearts have completed the signing of goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal from Czech club Fastav Zlin.

Zlamal, 32, has signed a three-year deal after his previous contract had expired. The Czech international has previously played in Italy with Bari and Udinese and is the seventh new arrival at Hearts this summer.

He told the club’s official website: “It has long been my dream to play in British football and I am very excited to be joining Hearts.

“I want to use my experience to help the team here and I feel I have a lot to give. I also know that there have been a few Czech players at Hearts in the past. For example, I know that Rudi Skacel is a Hearts legend.

“I also remember Roman Bednar and Michal Pospisil playing here so hopefully I can also be a success.”

Zlamal’s arrival comes after Hearts sold goalkeeper Jack Hamilton to Dundee. Current number one Jon McLaughlin’s future at the club is unclear with his contract expiring at the end of the season.