Caley Thistle have signed teenage Brazilian midfielder Matheus Machado however manager John Robertson says there will be no further arrivals before next Friday’s transfer deadline unless players leave Caledonian Stadium.
Machado, who is 17, has arrived from Red Bull Brasil in his homeland on a two-year deal after relocating to Scotland through his father’s work commitments.
After impressing during a recent trial spell with the Highlanders, Robertson confirmed Machado will join up with Barry Wilson’s under-18s squad subject to international clearance.
Robertson said: “His dad approached the club to say his lad plays in Brazil so we brought him in. He has trained with us for a couple of weeks and done very well.
“This is subject to international clearance, his club in Brazil are quite happy for him to move here and play football.
“He’s a very talented midfielder player so we are hopeful we can tie up the loose ends, and then he can join the young squad and we will see how he does.”
Machado’s arrival is likely to signal Inverness final arrival of the summer, with Robertson ruling out a move for Ross County attacker Ryan Dow who was linked with a switch to Caley Jags.
Robertson hinted some of his players could move on as a result of a lack of game time, and although that could necessitate the addition of replacements, Robertson will remain open to the possibility of bringing in free agents beyond August 31.
Robertson added: “There’s a couple of players who feel they have not had an opportunity, and are not getting that opportunity at the moment for various reasons.
“Unless those guys move on we will not be bringing anybody in, but the window doesn’t really shut any more.
“After August 31 you’ve still got players out of contract, there are always vast swathes you can go and get if needbe.
“The only thing that really changes is that we can no longer get the emergency loans, they are no longer available. If you do want a loan it needs to be done by August 31, otherwise the only people available after that are those out of contract.
“I’ve said before I’m not a great lover of the loan system up here. I just feel unless they are definitely going to play there’s no point in bringing them in.
“To play they have to be better than the boys I’ve got, and that’s very difficult to find.”