Dundee United have confirmed the signing of Blackburn Rovers defender Gavin Gunning, subject to international clearance.
The 20-year-old Irishman came through the youth ranks at Ewood Park but leaves the club without making a single first-team appearance.
The Dublin-born full-back had loan spells at Tranmere, Rotherham and Bury before joining Motherwell on loan for the second half of last season.
The Fir Park club were keen on signing Gunning permanently along with fellow SPL outfit Aberdeen and League One side Scunthorpe.
However, after spending a week training with the Terrors, Gunning opted to move to Tannadice and has signed a three-year deal with Peter Houston's men.
"I am thrilled to capture Gavin's signature. He is exactly the type of player we try to bring to Dundee United," Houston told the club's official website.
"He is young, athletic and hungry. He can play either left-back or central defence and having seen his performances last season I know he can do a job in the SPL.
"What is also pleasing is that Gavin was determined to join Dundee United. He knows he can get a platform to showcase his talent here and he will do a good job for this club."