ABERDEEN have finally persuaded Italian Davide Grassi to put pen to paper — despite new boss Mark McGhee originally announcing his latest signing last Sunday.
The 23-year-old, who can play either as a left back or in central defence, has inked a one-year deal after a successful trial period.
Grassi is a product of the Parma youth system progressed through the ranks at hometown club Parma before spells in the Spanish second division with Merida and Sant Andreu.
Grassi told official AFC website RedWeb: "I have enjoyed my time here on trial and I'm happy I impressed the manager enough to win a deal.
"I can't wait to play my first match in front of the home crowd and hopefully I will get my chance against Motherwell on Saturday."
Dons legend and Director of Football Willie Miller said: "We're delighted to have Davide on board for the season ahead."
"He's a player who has come through the youth ranks at Parma so he has a good basis from which to develop as a player.
"He's a tall and powerful left-sided defender and I know the manager has been impressed by what he's seen of him so far.
Grassi joins Stuart Nelson and Jerel Ifil as new Dons additions this summer as part of the Mark McGhee revolution, and the new boss expects to add a couple more new faces to his squad before the transfer window closes next Tuesday.