Hearts have taken Ghanaian winger Cletus Nombil on trial, according to reports, as Jambos boss Craig Levein continues to look at ways to bolster his squad.

The 18-year-old played during Saturday’s 2-1 defeat in a closed-door match against Queen of the South, according to Edinburgh Live.

23rd February 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus St Mirren; Craig Levein manager of Hearts ahead of kick off

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Nombil is contracted to Dreams FC in his homeland and recently turned out for Swedes AIK Stockholm against New York City in a friendly as he tries to win a move to Europe.

A left winger, Nombil signed on loan with Sparta Prague earlier in the season but visa issues saw it cut short so it could prove to be a problem for the Jambos if they do decide to sign him.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 22: Hearts manager Craig Levein during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Hearts at Pittodrie Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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While any move couldn’t be completed until the summer once the transfer window opens, Levein is clearly wasting no time in looking at potential signings before the current campaign is over.

Nombil has only been called up to his countries youth squads once – for an Africa U-23 Nations Cup qualifier – but was sent home from the camp without making an appearance.

A contract offer seems unlikely but at only 18, Levein might just feel the Ghanaian has something to offer his squad.

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