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Dundee have signed Mexican forward Diego Pineda, subject to international clearance.

28-year old Pineda is The Dee’s second acquisition from Mexico this summer, following the arrival of fellow countryman Antonio Portales.

Giving his thoughts on the signing, manager Tony Docherty said:

“I am extremely pleased to have this deal agreed. It came about after securing the signing of Antonio Portales. We spoke to Antonio to find out who the best strikers in his league were and who he didn’t like playing against and Diego’s name was a really prominent figure.

“Our recruitment team then did a lot of work looking into Diego and what he had to offer and everything we saw of him greatly impressed us. He is a proper number nine, his movement is great and he scores all types of goals. He is a grafter, he works centre-halves, he gets into real goal-scoring positions, he scores from crosses and gets on the end of things.

“I think it will excite the fans and Diego will bring something different to the Scottish Premiership. We are really looking forward to getting him over and working with him. It is a brilliant acquisition for the club and something I am really excited about.”