Balogh has spent the past week training with the Tigers having become a free agent following the financial collapse of former side Palermo and McCann is looking forward to having the 23-year-old in his ranks.
“He’s been training with us for about a week and he’s been really impressive,” said McCann.
“He’ll bring something different and can play in any of the front three positions. He’s very good with the ball at his feet and can shift past people and get shots away early. He’s six foot six and can link up play, and can play from the left and the right.
“We’re really pleased to have brought him here and it feels like a bit of a steal to get him on a free, although he’s probably four or five weeks away in terms of getting up to speed with the group and he’s not ready to start a game just yet.
“We’ll probably ease him in. He’s here and he’s willing to learn, and that’s the good thing about him. He has got huge potential and he’s had an unfortunate time at Palermo with the club going bust.
“We feel as though we have got a little rough gem to polish. We’ve known about him for a while.”