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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 June 2007, 11:22 GMT 12:22 UK
Pinilla back at Hearts after loan
Mauricio Pinilla at Edinburgh Airport
Pinilla has returned to Hearts after his six-month loan
Hearts striker Mauricio Pinilla has returned to the Edinburgh club following a controversial loan spell with Universidad de Chile.

The 23-year-old returned to his homeland for six months after failing to settle at Tynecastle.

But his time there became front page news following allegations of secret meetings with the wife of Chile captain Luis Jimenez.

Pinilla flew to Austria with the squad on Wednesday for two pre-season games.

There had also been reports that he was considering quitting football.

But his agent, Hugo Rubio, insisted that the player would honour his contract and was looking forward to the coming season with Hearts.

Pinilla, still 50% owned by Inter Milan, had spells with the Italian club, Chievo, Celta Vigo, Racing Santander and Sporting Lisbon before moving to Tynecastle last summer.

He started just four games for Hearts last season, scoring three goals.

SEE ALSO
Pinilla not coming back to Hearts
27 Feb 07 |  Heart of Midlothian
Pinilla staying at Hearts - agent
28 Nov 06 |  Heart of Midlothian


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