Paul Hartley: Germans can star in Premiership

New boys Luka Tankulic and Thomas Konrad can light up the Premiership, according to Dundee boss Paul Hartley.

The gaffer reckons the German duo, who penned two-year deals at Dens Park, can be stars in dark blue.

“I think they’ll be stars here,” said the former Scotland international.

“When we had them working with us over in Hungary they impressed us.

“We wanted to get them tied up as quickly as possible when we saw them in a game against Manchester City.

“Both have signed two-year contracts and are at a good age with a good mentality. They fit the bill. We have been looking at centre-halves and centre-forwards.”

Paul admittedly was desperate to get the singings over the line but he revealed so, too, were the players themselves.

“To be fair to the two guys, they always wanted to come here,” said the manager.

“They were impressed with us and most importantly their team-mates were impressed with them.

“We think they will add quality to the squad and they will only get better.”

Paul reckons the pair could well be his last business this summer, although he’s not 100% ruled out dipping into the market again.

He admitted the club are mulling over whether to make a permanent move for fellow-trialist Kieron Cadogan.

He said: “That’s something we need to speak about. We’re OK with wide players at the moment so we need to see on that one.

“We have brought 11 players in and they are the final pieces in the jigsaw. Unless something special comes up, I can’t see us bringing anyone else in.”