Dundee United have confirmed they will not be signing former St Mirren midfielder Graham Carey – but boss Jackie McNamara is looking at two potential new signings.
Irishman Carey – who helped the Buddies win last season’s Scottish Communities League Cup – travelled with the Tannadice outfit to Germany and Spain for the club’s two-week summer warm-up camp. However, McNamara has decided the versatile left-sided player – who can also play full-back – does not fit into his plans. And 20-year-old French defender Jean Yves Koue has also been told he will not be offered a deal.
United issued the following statement on their official Twitter page: “Jackie McNamara confirms he isn’t pursuing his interest in trialists Graham Carey and Jean Yves Koue at this time.”
Former Turkish youth cap Nadir Ciftci, however, could be handed a deal after McNamara confirmed his interest in the former NAC Breda forward. The 21-year-old remains on trial while negotiations continue and has been joined by Chesterfield defender Neal Trotman.
The club statement added: “Jackie also confirms [the] club have defender Neal Trotman on trial this week and are hoping to keep Nadir Ciftci at the club if possible.”