Dundee United boss Mixu Paatelainen has signed former West Ham player Guy Demel on a deal until the end of the season.
The 34-year-old defensive midfielder, who can also play at the back, was with Arsenal in the early part of his career and has also played for Borussia Dortmund and Hamburg.
An Ivory Coast internationalist, Demel left Upton Park in the summer and could make his Dundee United debut against Hamilton Accies at Tannadice on Saturday.
Paatelainen told the club website: “Guy comes with a lot experience and fantastic pedigree - he can add a lot to our squad. He is a powerful player but, above all, a good footballer. He will be a strong character in our dressing room and I am delighted to start working with him.”
Demel added: “Once I spoke to the head coach, I was excited by the challenge of Dundee United and the role he has planned for me. I have many years of experience in football - I have been training hard and I can’t wait to play for Dundee United.”