Dundee United new boy Guy Demel says he is “excited by the challenge” of joining the Tangerines.
The experienced Ivory Coast international midfielder has agreed a deal until the end of the season after being impressed by Tannadice boss Mixu Paatelainen.
Demel (34), who has played for West Ham, Hamburg, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal, said: “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 want to identify myself with the club.
“I have many years of experience in football and if I can use my knowledge to help the younger players here that is what I will do.
“I have been training hard and I can’t wait to play for Dundee United.
“I am ready as soon as the head coach needs me.”
Paatelainen is delighted to get his man and hopes to have the French-born player available to face Hamilton Accies at Tannadice on Saturday.
The big Finn said: “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.”