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Winger Suso signs up for Hearts

Heart of Midlothian

Spanish winger Jesus Manuel Santana Abreu aims to excite the Hearts support after signing a three-year contract following his release by Tenerife.

The 24-year-old, known as Suso, impressed with UD Fuerteventura on loan last season, scoring nine goals for the Spanish Second Division outfit.

"I like to take players on one versus one and provide the final pass into the box," he told Hearts' website.

"I am a quick player and an aggressive player. And I like to score goals."

Suso, as he will be named on the club shirt, was at Tynecastle for a medical on Monday and will join up with the rest of the squad when they return for pre-season training on Thursday.

He thought he might have to adapt to the Scottish style of play but suggested that his time at Fuertventura had helped him prepare.

Suso has pace and also a focus for the goal

Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo

"In the Spanish Second Division B, there is a similarity with the physicality and I will have to get used to that straight away in Scotland," said Suso.

He is also looking forward to tasting European competition for the first time when Hearts begin their Europa League campaign in two months.

"It is very exciting to be involved in this sort of competition," said Suso, who plays on the right of midfield.

"I want to work hard and help the club do as well as possible."

Suso becomes Hearts manager Csaba Laszlo's second summer signing after midfielder Ian Black's arrival from Inverness Caledonian Thistle on freedom of contract.

Laszlo had been monitoring the winger for some time having seen him impress on loan.

"I think he can do a good job for us," said the manager.

"He has pace and also a focus for the goal, which are very positive qualities for the team."



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