Partick Thistle complete signing of Mexican defender Gabriel
Gabriel Rojo de la Vega Piccolo has committed to a two-year deal with the Firhill side.
Partick Thistle have completed the signing of Gabriel Rojo de la Vega Piccolo after the defender impressed in the 0-0 friendly draw with AEL Limassol.
The 23-year-old, who goes by the shortened name of Gabriel, has impressed after training with the Scottish Premiership new boys and has signed a two-year contract.
The Mexican holds an Italian passport and had no issue gaining a work permit to play for the Firhill side.
A statement on Partick's website said: "Gariel began his career in Mexico with his hometown Club; Club América before moving to Atlante UTN where he made his professional debut.
"In January 2012 he moved to Europe when he signed for Spanish side CD Dénia who played then in the 3rd tier of Spanish football. In August of that year, however, Gabriel signed for Rayo Vallecano and was assigned to their B team, making 26 appearances and scoring three goals last season."
Alan Archibald's side open up the new league campaign with a home match against Dundee United on Friday.