Fulham have completed the signing of free agent Mickael Tavares on a short-term deal.
The 29-year-old defensive midfielder worked with Cottagers boss Martin Jol during the Dutchman's spell as Hamburg manager. Tavares, who spent the 2010/11 on loan at Middlesbrough, joins Fulham following his summer release by the Bundesliga club and has penned a short-term contract at Craven Cottage.
"I'm happy that I'm now officially a Fulham player and I'm looking forward to playing under Martin Jol once more," the Senegal international told the club's official website, www.fulhamfc.com.
"The players and staff have made me feel welcome and I can't wait to get started with my new team-mates."
Speaking about his new acquisition, Jol said: "Mickael is a typical holding midfielder and I'm delighted that we've been able to strengthen this area.
"He played for me when I was at Hamburg so I'm familiar with his qualities and he will prove to be a very good addition."