Torquay United defender Giancarlo Gallifuoco has signed a contract with the club until the end of the season.
Gallifuoco, 22, joined the club in at the start of August on non-contract terms but with a view to a permanent deal.
Since then Gallifuoco has made three starts and two substitute appearances, and has impressed the Yellow Army with his cultured play from the centre of defence.
Gallifuoco also scored United’s second goal against Braintree on Monday.
Player-manager Kevin Nicholson is pleased to sign ‘GG’ up to a permanent deal.
“GG is the type of person and character that fits our programme perfectly. He wants to improve, work hard and is a very good guy. He’s got better in training and the games that he’s played in. I see great potential in him if he keeps the right attitude.
“We will give him the best possible opportunity to become the player we think he can be.
“I am delighted to have him at the club for the season.”