Dubliner Jake Mulraney will play his football in America this season under the tutelage of former Netherlands stalwart Frank de Boer, having signed for MLS side Atlanta United.

The former Ireland Under-21 international has spent the last two seasons at Hearts, having previously played for Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The 23-year-old, who played his schoolboy football at Crumlin United, moved to Nottingham Forest as a 16-year-old and spent two years at the City Ground before spending another two seasons on QPR's books before heading to the Scottish league.

Mulraney has represented his country from under-17 to under-21 level and will now join fellow Dubliner Aaron Molloy playing in the top tier in America - Molloy was drafted to play for Portland Timbers ahead of the new season, which starts next month.

The midfielder is awaiting international clearance and "will be added to the roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa" according to his new club's website.

"We're excited to add another quality attacking player to our club in Jake," Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said.

"He’s a direct player with a lot of pace who can play anywhere across the front three. As he’s in the middle of a season, Jake will be able to get up to full fitness quickly and immediately compete."

Mulraney had made 17 appearances for the Edinburgh side and moves Stateside for a six-figure sum, according to Scottish media reports.

The attacking midfielder is the third Irish player to leave Hearts in recent weeks following Glenn Whelan and AIdan Keena's departures.