Robbie Neilson will be able to field a team of January recruits if he chooses, after “proper striker” Osman Sow became Dundee United’s 11th transfer window signing.
The 28-year-old joins United until the end of season 2020 for an undisclosed fee.
After an early career spent in Sweden and Moldova and then a period at Crystal Palace, Osman starred under Neilson at Hearts during 2014 and 2016 before securing a reported seven-figure move to Chinese Super league side Henan Jianye.
Sow was reunited with Neilson at MK Dons in 2017.
Neilson said: “I am delighted to have Osman at United. I obviously know the player very well and he brings real quality to us. This is an exciting signing and he is a proper striker who improves our options in the final third of the park. It has been a busy window but I am pleased with the quality of the squad as it stands.”