Wigan Athletic sign ex-Strasbourg striker Nouha Dicko

Wigan have completed the signing of teenage striker Nouha Dicko from Strasbourg on a three-year contract.

Dicko, a free agent, impressed in a trial spell after the French club were forced to release players because of their financial problems.

Boss Roberto Martinez said: "At 19, he is a really exciting prospect and we're looking forward to working with him.

"He has real pace, and a real raw talent - and players like that are difficult to find in this day and age."

The forward is Martinez's third signing ahead of the new Premier League season - goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi has joined from Bolton after impressing on loan last season, and midfielder David Jones has signed from Wolves .

Dicko, who played three games for Strasbourg last season in the third tier of French football, said: "I am so happy to join the club and to be given this chance.

"I need to keep working hard now and try and push for a regular place in the first-team squad."

Wigan begin their Premier League season at home to Norwich City on Saturday. 

Their next two matches are also against promoted - Swansea on 20 August, followed by Queens Park Rangers a week later.