The Hartlepool Mail have reported that Harlain Mbayo is on trial at Hartlepool United.

The 20-year-old defender has previously spent time with Aberdeen and played yesterday in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Middlesbrough.

The Congolese native has also had spells at several other clubs, including Scottish club Albion Rovers (loan), Belgian sides Mouscroun and RSC Anderlecht, as well as Brentford, Aldershot Town, Tottenham Hotspur and Oxford United.

It remains to be seen whether Pools manager Matthew Bates will look to offer a deal to Mbayo.