Former Spurs defender Erik Edman has returned to the Premier League after agreeing a two-and-a-half year contract with Wigan Athletic.
The 29-year-old Sweden international spent the 2004-05 campaign at White Hart Lane after previously starring for Freiburg and Heerenveen.
He made 34 appearances for Spurs before being allowed to join Rennes in the August 2005 transfer window.
Latics boss Steve Bruce is delighted with his latest acquisition, telling the club's official website: "Finding a left-back was always going to be a transfer priority and Erik is a top international who has experience of the Premier League.
"He knows what this league is all about and has all the attributes to become a big success at the club.
"He has a fantastic left foot and decent pace, is good in the air, brave and reads the game well.
"It's not often such experienced left-backs of this quality become available and I'm not surprised so many other clubs have been interested in him. I'm delighted he's chosen to come to us."
Bruce has already signed Wilson Palacios and Maynor Figueroa this month, while Luis Antonio Valencia has made his loan switch to the JJB Stadium permanent.