Hearts and League One duo eye free agent Mikael Mandron

Mikael Mandron of Colchester has his penalty saved during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Colchester United and Aston Villa at Colchester Community Stadium on August 9, 2017 in...

HITC Sport understands free agent Mikael Mandron is a target for a number of Scottish and Football League clubs this summer.

Mikael Mandron of Colchester United applauds the crowd during the Sky Bet League Two match between Yeovil Town and Colchester United at Huish Park on April 22, 2019 in Yeovil, United...

Hearts, Gillingham and Bristol Rovers are eyeing moves for former Colchester United striker Mikael Mandron on a free transfer, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Mandron has spent the last two years at Colchester after joining from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2017.

 

The Frenchman scored 12 goals in 95 appearances for Colchester but it was his overall performances that caught the eye at the club.

Scottish Premiership side Hearts are in the market for a big target man this summer to bolster their attacking options and Mandron fits the bill for the Edinburgh side.

Mikael Mandron of Colchester United gets past Daniel Ojo of Yeovil Town during the Sky Bet League Two match between Yeovil Town and Colchester United at Huish Park on April 22, 2019 in...

League One duo Gillingham and Bristol Rovers are also looking to strengthen their forward lines and Mandron figures on their list of targets.

Mandron moved to England in 2011 to join Sunderland, where he made three Premier League appearances as a substitute before leaving in 2016.

Mikael Mandron of Colchester has his penalty saved during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Colchester United and Aston Villa at Colchester Community Stadium on August 9, 2017 in...

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