Hearts sign Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira on season-long loan
United midfielder Aidan Barlow moves to Norwegian top-tier side Tromso on loan until December
Last Updated: 13/08/19 2:14pm
Hearts have completed the loan signing of Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira, subject to international clearance.
The 23-year-old Portugal goalkeeper joins Craig Levein's side on a season-long loan from United, where he played four times for the senior side.
The loan with Hearts will be Pereira's fifth spell away from Old Trafford following time out on loan at Rochdale, Belenenses, Vitoria Setubal and Kortrijk.
Pereira began his career with Swiss side Neuchatel Xamax before joining United in 2012, making his first-team debut in the 4-0 FA Cup win over Wigan in January 2017.
The Swiss-born 'keeper has been capped 16 times for Portugal U21s and was selected for Portugal's 2016 Olympic Games squad alongside Sporting Lisbon's Bruno Fernandes.
Pereira could be available for selection ahead of Hearts' Scottish League Cup tie against Motherwell on Friday night.
Meanwhile, 19-year-old midfielder Aidan Barlow has moved to Norwegian top-tier side Tromso on loan until December after extending his contract earlier this summer.
Barlow, who made his academy debut in 2014/15 and has represented England's U17s, scored seven goals in 17 appearances in 2017/18 to help the club claim the U18 Premier League Northern Division title.
Tromso, who have former Blackburn winger Morten Gamst Pedersen in their ranks, are the northernmost top-flight side in the world.