Crystal Palace have continued their preparations for the new Premiership season by finalising a deal for Ecuadorian striker Ivan Kaviedes.
As revealed by skysports.com, the South Londoners have moved for the former Celta Vigo hit-man after reaching agreement with his club Barcelona de Guayaquil.
Kaviedes has signed a one-year loan deal, with an option to extend it for a further four years.
The 26-year-old linked up with The Eagles at the start of the month after jetting in from South America, and impressed hugely during his time with the club.
Palace boss Iain Dowie has moved quickly to thrash out a deal, and Kaviedes will feature for Palace reserves at Ipswich on Tuesday after he gained his international clearance.
Kaviedes expressed his delight at clinching a move to The Premiership and told skysports.com that Dowie had been a crucial factor in his decision to join.
"I am delighted to be getting a chance to play in England," he told skysports.com.
"I am very happy it is with Crystal Palace.
"I've had a very demanding pre-season over here but it has helped me settle in to the squad.
"Everyone here has been brilliant to me, especially Iain Dowie.
"He is a great man and if anyone can help the club achieve what they want it is him."
Despite the signing of Kaviedes, Dowie told skysports.com that he would be continuing his pursuit of new players.
"(We need) another five, and maybe some more in the transfer window," he declared.
"That's not a criticism of what we have here, that's just sheer numbers and how we have to compete.
"We need better quality in the squad and as soon as we can."
This could be a great signing, the guy's very talented, if Dowie can keep him away from the women we could be onto a winner