Motherwell have completed the loan signing of Charlton Athletic defender Yassin Moutaouakil.
The French right-back begins a six month stay at Fir Park after completing the deal on the transfer deadline day in a last ditch coup by manager Jim Gannon.
The 23-year-old former France Under 21 captain struggled to make an impact in English football after Charlton beat a host of clubs to bring him to the Valley in 2007.
Now Moutaouakil has the opportunity to revitalise his career in Scotland and Well boss Gannon is delighted to have him on board.
He told the club's official website: "Yassin arrived in England in a blaze of glory as the French U21 captain and a host of big clubs were chasing him but Charlton won that battle and paid a lot of money.
"He's had a frustrating couple of seasons and hasn't played as much as he would like and he needs now to get out and play and, if you like, showcase his talents.
"I think this is a fantastic opportunity for him to come to Motherwell and the SPL and at the same time, brilliant for us to have such a talented player in our squad.
"He's the type of player who will give us an attacking option from full-back and our expansive style will suit him. Typical of French players, he's technically good, a great athlete with great pace."
He added: "He'll also give us more depth and the additional security of having more players in the pool.
"Tom Hateley has done excellent against some difficult opponents when we've asked him to fill in but he's more suited to a holding midfield role.
"Similarly, young Saunders has done brilliant but he's more natural through the middle of the defence so Yassin will fit in well."