Hearts confirm signing of Musa Drammeh from Sevilla on three-year-deal

The 22-year-old scored ten goals in 32 games for the Sevilla B-team last season.

Hearts confirm signing of forward Musa Drammeh from Sevilla on three-year-deal PA Media

Hearts have signed Gambian forward Musa Drammeh on a three-year-deal.

The 22-year-old striker joins the Tynecastle club from Sevilla Atletico, the B-team of La Liga side Sevilla, as Steven Naismith continues his preparations for next season.

Drammeh scored ten goals in 32 appearances in the Spanish fourth-tier last season.

Hearts, who are aiming to build a squad that can cope with European group stage football as well as the three domestic competitions, confirmed the signing on Monday.

Naismith said: “Musa is an exciting young talent with loads of positive attributes,” the manager told the Jambos’ website.

“He’s quick, physical and direct and he’ll offer us something different going forward.

“He’s got a real appetite to learn and we believe we can help develop him into a top player.

“We’ve got real competition in our forward areas now and the experience in there is something Musa will be able to lean on, which will allow him time to settle.

“I’m sure he’ll fit into our group really well and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Drammeh becomes the fifth new player to be unveiled by Hearts this summer after the arrivals of goalkeeper Ryan Fulton, left-back James Penrice, right-back Daniel Oyegboke and midfielder Blair Spittal.

The Barcelona-born forward described the move to Edinburgh as “a dream”.

“I am delighted and very happy to be here,” Drammeh told Hearts TV.

“I had a lot of offers when I was at Sevilla, but after talking with the coach, he explained to me the project here.

“I had a great time at Sevilla, there are good people there and the club will always hold a place in my heart. I learned so many things there that I carry now – how to jump and win headers, how to find space and attack the defence.

“I think the talents that I have will help in Scottish football and, of course, I like to score goals. In Spain, the football is all about tiki-taka, but Scotland will be a better option for me.”

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