Aberdeen have agreed a deal to sign 17-year-old Congolese defender Harlain Mbayo.
The youngster had been on the books of Leyton Orient and Peterborough United, but the Dons have now agreed a deal to bring Mbayo to Pittodrie.
The centre half is awaiting international clearance before he can feature in the SPFL Development League.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said: “We are just waiting on his registration coming through. It is disappointing we can’t get it through quicker because it means he can only play in friendly games and testimonial matches. He has shown a good attitude and the sooner we get him playing regularly the better.”
The Dons manager believes the international break has been a boon for his players, who had a short summer break because of the club’s Europa League commitments.
McInnes added: “What we do during an international break is always a bit of dilemma. We are mindful the players were back really early for the European campaign. We have got to look after them so they got a few days off last week but this has been a normal working week ahead of the Hamilton game. It is better having an international break on the back of a win. But now the full focus is on getting ready for Sunday’s match.”