The Barclays Premier League strugglers have landed Dusko Tosic on a free transfer after he was released by Werder Bremen earlier this month.
On his way: Dusko Tosic (right) was released by Werder Bremen
The Serbian defender joins Pompey in their desperate bid to avoid relegation at the end of a nightmare season.
Tosic, 25, was awarded a work permit on Thursday and could go straight into the side to face arch rivals Southampton on Saturday.
Waiting game: Portsmouth were at the High Court this week
Portsmouth are fighting to avoid going bust after being handed a brief reprieve by the High Court on Wednesday. HM Revenue & Customs are claiming £12.1million in unpaid VAT, PAYE and National Insurance amid claims the club are trading while insolvent.
They have been ordered to submit to the court a Statement of Affairs - a financial breakdown of the company - by Wednesday and will have their case re-heard during the following week.
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