Hearts have bolstered their squad with the signing of Belgian midfielder Arnaud Djoum.
The 26-year-old, who left Polish side Lech Poznan in the summer, has signed a deal until January.
"It's a big step for me, this is a big club with a lot of tradition and I hope to be successful here," Djoum told Hearts TV.
"I'm an aggressive midfield player with good technical ability. I've heard all about Tynecastle."
Djoum aims to use the experience he gained of playing football in Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey and Poland.
"I won a title last year and I have played in several countries and adapted to different styles of football," he added. "I hope this experience can enable me to bring something to the team.
"I can't wait to see this place [Tynecastle] full of fans. I know that the fans here are some of the best in Scotland so I'm excited to experience it."