Garuccio told Hearts’ official website: “I’ve got quite a few friends that have played in Scotland so I was able to get a lot of advice. “A few of them have played at Hearts and under Craig Levein, so that was a huge help. “I spoke to guys like Patrick Kisnorbo and Dylan McGowan, so yeah, it was really good to get the views of Aussie boys who have played for Hearts in the past. “They only had good things to say about the club. “It’s an amazing opportunity for me to join such a big club and I can’t wait to get over to Edinburgh and get started.“I’ve been impressed with everything I’ve seen so far. “Craig showed me around and just right from the word go I had a really good feeling about the club.” Hearts have completed the pre-contract signing of defender Ben Garuccio.The left-back has agreed a three-year deal at Tynecastle and joins from Adelaide United.Garuccio is the sixth player Craig Levein already has signed up for next summer, following the recruitment of Steven Maclean, Jake Mulraney, Bobby Burns and Uche Ikpeazu.The 22-year old began his career with Melbourne City before moving to Adelaide United in 2016. He has been capped by Australia at U20 and U23 level.