Swindon Town sign Algerian striker Mehdi Kerrouche

Mehdi Kerrouche
Kerrouche has spent most of his career playing in France

Swindon have signed Algerian striker Mehdi Kerrouche on a two-year deal, subject to Football League clearance.

The 25-year-old was released by United Arab Emirates side Al-Oruba this summer and joined up with the Robins for their pre-season tour of Italy last week.

"He's the player for us as he's got good ability and quality," manager Paolo di Canio told BBC Wiltshire.

Meanwhile, Italian defender Alessandro Cibocchi, 28, has agreed a two-year deal at the club.

Di Canio has now made 10 signings this summer but says he is still looking to bring in more players before the transfer window closes.

"I told the chairman what I need and they've completley supported me," said Di Canio.

"We need three players. At the moment we are in talks with two players, but we are on our way to signing them.

"We are not under any pressure. I'd prefer to wait, like we did with Alan [Connell], for the quality that we need."

Di Canio also reiterated his desire to bring in youngsters on loan from Tottenham.

"Maybe we can get some in from my friend [Harry Redknapp]. We could have two young players, but we want the talented players.

"It's a mutual exchange. If they give us young players we can develop them and then they can go back."