Somerset batsman Neil Edwards is to join Nottinghamshire on a three-year contract at the end of the season.
The left-handed opener averages 35.34 in first-class cricket and scored 1,251 runs in Somerset's Division Two title winning campaign of 2007.
But the 25-year-old's chances at Taunton have been limited during the past two years and he has not played a single first-team game this term.
"I've been aware of Neil since 2007 but we've had a close eye on him recently and he has a good record in first-class cricket," said Nottinghamshire's director of cricket Mick Newell.
"It's no secret that we've been looking for an opening batsmen and Neil has been stuck behind a quality opening pair (Marcus Trescothick and Arul Suppiah) at Somerset and feels that he needs a new challenge."