Northampton Town have signed defender Ryan Nolan on a contract until the end of next season.
The 6ft 2in, 23 year old centre back started his career coming through Inter Milan's academy and made his senior debut for the Italian club Arezzo. He has also played for La Liga side Getafe and was set to make his first team debut for the Spanish club when he suffered an injury.
"Ryan is a player who is very much one for the future," said manager Jon Brady.
"He is a talented young player who was on a great career path before he suffered an injury but he has been training with us for a few weeks and has done well.
"We see a lot of potential in him and we think, as we have with a number of players, we can develop him further.
"We have taken him on board now and we may look to loan him out in the next few weeks so he can get a regular run of games under his belt as games and regular football is what he needs.
"As his background shows, he is a player with an excellent pedigree and a good upbringing.
"Ryan was in line to make his first team debut for Getafe before he was injured and you can see the potential he has.
"He has really impressed us so we wanted to tie him down ahead of securing him a potential loan move, which might be ideal for him at this stage."