Hearts have confirmed that flop striker David Vanecek has left the club by “mutual consent” after only managing seven appearances for the Jambos.

Vanecek joined the Tynecastle side in January but struggled for fitness ever since arriving in Scotland and has now had his contract ripped up.

Big things were expected of the striker when he first arrived in Edinburgh but he’s been an unmitigated disaster for Craig Levein’s side and one they will want to quickly move on from.

Despite the Jambos struggling for strike option near the end of the season thanks to injuries to Steven Naismith and Uche Ikpeazu, the Czech was still nowhere to be seen.

20th January 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Cup football fourth round, Heart of Midlothian versus Livingston; Craig Halkett of Livingston holds back David Vanecek of Hearts
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There has been reported interest in the striker so it could well be that he’s close to agreeing on a deal with them and simply ripping his Hearts contract up would make the process easier.

Levein has admitted that he wants to add attacking options to his squad this summer so getting Vanecek off the wage bill will give him some room to manoeuvre in the transfer market.

27th February 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; David Vanecek of Heart of Midlothian and Dedryck Boyata of Celtic challenge in the air
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Despite being a Levein signing, the Jambos boss hasn’t held back in his criticism of Vanecek, calling his performance against Dundee “rubbish” and only giving him one more appearance before axing him.

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