Andy Welsh is hopeful his move to Toronto FC will enable him to learn from former Scotland international Mo Johnston.
Welsh finalised his move to the MLS club on Monday, having been given permission to head across the Atlantic by Sunderland.
Toronto coach Johnston is happy with his new addition and the winger is looking to learn from the Scot.
"I fancied a new challenge, it's a different country and a chance for something new," Welsh told Toronto's official website.
"I was impressed with the city, and obviously Mo's football career speaks for itself, and that can only help me."
Johnston feels Welsh, who was recently on loan at Leicester, will bring a new dimension to his squad.
"He's quick, tricky, and loves to go at defenders," said Johnston. "He's a top quality left winger with Premier League experience and he brings that to our team."