The signing of striker Guy Gnabouyou is now a waiting game as the Club awaits international clearance.

Gnabouyou (27) arrived from France to take part in training this morning and is a free agent after the Finnish top flight season came to an end. He is a product of Marseille’s youth programme, before spells abroad in Greece and Malta.

“We’re just putting the finishing touches to it [the signing], hopefully,” said Torquay United head coach, Gary Owers. “We’ll have to wait for international clearance, and everything else, as much as we can do, has been completed.”

The Gaffer is hopeful that clearance can be received before the visit of Leyton Orient to Plainmoor on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

“I hope so, and he will be available for selection. I don’t think it would be a good idea to throw him straight in. He was at the last home game, so he has experienced that. He needs a couple of days training, and we do have another opportunity next week for him to get some game time, and we’ll see where we are then.”

United recently made an offer to bring another player to the Club, but that move has stalled. It may be something the Gaffer looks at again in the future.

“We believed we offered the right amount of money that triggered an escape clause” said Owers. “We have been informed that we haven’t, so we will just leave that alone for the time being.”