Kari Arnason starts trial with Hearts

Kari Arnason
Arnason is a free agent after leaving Plymouth Argyle

Iceland international defender Kari Arnason has joined Hearts at their Italian training camp in Tuscany.

Hearts manager Jim Jefferies is running the rule over the centre-back, who is a free agent after leaving Plymouth Argyle in the summer.

"Eggert Jonsson knows him and he comes well recommended by the likes of John Blackley," said Jefferies.

"We'll have a close look at him over the next seven days. He is a free agent so it's worth having a look."

Arnason began his career with Icelandic side Vikingur before moving to Sweden with Djurgarden.

The 28-year-old joined Plymouth Argyle in 2009 and made 72 appearances for the Pilgrims, scoring three times.

Arnason is an international team-mate of Jonsson, who has been given a two-week break following his appearance at the under-21 European Championship finals.

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