Wigan have confirmed that Scotland defender Andy Webster has moved to Rangers on a permanent basis.
The 26-year-old has been on loan at Ibrox since January 2007, just five months after his protracted move to the Premier League club.
Webster made football transfer history when he was the first to use Fifa Article 17.
That provided a mechanism for him to terminate his contract with Hearts in the third year of a four-year deal, with the proviso that he joined a club in a foreign federation and that 15 days' notice was given.
The case was eventually taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland in October 2007.
Webster made four appearances in the Premier League for Wigan before moving to Rangers on loan.
A succession of injuries has halted his progress and he underwent a hernia operation three weeks ago.
Webster has signed a contract that will keep him at Ibrox until the summer of 2011.
Injuries have restricted him to just one first-team game for Rangers but his move from Wigan became a formality when the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled on his case on 30th January.
The Swiss-based court set a £150,000 compensation fee to Hearts, allowing Wigan to pay for the transfer and then seek a permanent deal with Rangers.