Blackburn have completed the signing of Turkish star Yildiray Basturk from Stuttgart.
As revealed by skysports.com earlier this week, Blackburn were lining up a move to sign the midfield playmaker until the end of the season.
Basturk has found himself out of favour at Stuttgart this season and Blackburn have moved to lure the 31-year-old to Ewood Park.
The talented midfielder is Sam Allardyce's first signing of the transfer window, with a new striker also thought to be on the Rovers boss' shopping list.
The Turkey international has not signed in time to be available for Wednesday's clash with Wigan, but he could make his debut against West Ham this weekend.
Basturk revealed former Rovers star Tugay helped persuade him to make the move to Lancashire.
"I had contact with Blackburn for three months and I spoke to Tugay and he said it is a very good club and to come here and try the last few years," Basturk told the club's official website.
"I played about 50 games for the national team with Tugay and he always told me how good a club Blackburn is."