Sunderland have signed versatile defender Wes Brown from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.
Brown has signed a four-year deal with the Black Cats after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.
The Wearside club made a triple bid for Brown and Red Devils team-mates John O'Shea and Darron Gibson last month and the former England international is the first of the trio to seal his switch to the Stadium of Light.
The move ends Brown's 15-year association with United after he came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford.
Brown made 361 appearances for Sir Alex Ferguson's side, but he has found first-team opportunities limited over the last few seasons.
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was delighted to agree a deal for Brown and believes he will be a key addition to the squad.
"We are delighted to welcome a player of Wes' ability, experience and character to the club," Bruce told the club's official website.
"He has been a fantastic professional for Manchester United through the years and not only will he strengthen our defensive options, he will also bring with him a winning mentality and level of maturity which can only be positive for the players around him."
He could be joined in the North East by O'Shea in the 24 hours with the Republic of Ireland international undergoing a medical on Wearside.