Senegal midfielder Mickael Tavares joined Premier League club Fulham on a short-term contract on Friday.
Tavares was available on a free transfer after being released by German club Hamburg, where he worked under current Fulham manager Martin Jol.
The France-born 29-year-old already has experience of English football after spending last season on loan with Championship club Middlesbrough.
"I'm happy that I'm now officially a Fulham player and I'm looking forward to playing under Martin Jol once more," Tavares told Fulham's website.
"The players and staff have made me feel welcome and I can't wait to get started with my new teammates."
Tavares has 25 caps for Senegal and had spells at Czech club Slavia Prague and French outfits Tours FC and Nantes before linking up with Jol at Hamburg.
"Mickael is a typical holding midfielder and I'm delighted that we've been able to strengthen this area," Jol said.
"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."