Heracles announce double deal

Eredivisie side Heracles have announced the signings of two defenders as they begin early preparations for next season.

With one game remaining in the Dutch top flight, the ninth-placed Heraclieden have bolstered their defensive options with Bart van Hintum arriving on a free transfer and Dario van den Buijs joining for a nominal fee.

Former PEC Zwolle left-back Van Hintum makes a return to the Netherlands after one season in Turkey with Gaziantepspor.

Meanwhile, Belgian centre-back Van den Buijs leaves Eerste Divisie outfit FC Eindhoven to sign a three-year contract at the Polman Stadion – with an option of a fourth.

The capture of Van den Buijs will no doubt spark excitement as the 21-year-old scored 10 goals in 67 games in the second tier of Dutch football.