Edinburgh have announced the signing of Argentina international Juan Pablo Socino for next season on a two-year deal.

The 29-year-old centre, who can also operate as stand-off, currently plays for Aviva Premiership side Newcastle Falcons and will join the club in the summer.

Socino has been capped four times by Argentina and was a key figure in Los Pumas' successful 2015 World Cup campaign where they reached the semi-finals.

He said: "I'm thrilled to be joining Edinburgh next season in what I believe is an ambitious project that I can't wait to get stuck into.

"Edinburgh is a great city with a huge rugby culture and I want to contribute to that with everything I can.

"The opportunity to play in a new competition - the Guinness PRO14 - and in a new country is also hugely exciting from a personal point of view."

Socino joined Newcastle in 2014 and has since made 87 appearances for the Kingston Park outfit, scoring 166 points in the process.

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill said: "We're really pleased that Juan will be joining the club next season.

"He's a fantastic player, who has showcased his attacking talents at both Newcastle and Rotherham.

"He's an experienced, strong ball carrier and he will only improve our squad heading into next season."