Gillingham have signed Argentine goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga on a two-year deal.
Gazzaniga, 19, was released by Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia at the start of the summer having passed through their youth system.
Gills manager Andy Hessenthaler told
the club's website
: "He's impressed in pre-season but he's not the finished article yet.
"He can become a very good keeper and should give Ross Flitney a challenge."
Hessenthaler admitted he had signed up Gazzaniga quickly to ward off interested Premier League clubs.
"He's an exciting prospect and could work out to be a gem," he added.