Senegal international Lamine Diatta has signed for Hamilton on a short-term deal until the end of the season.
The 33-year-old has been on the lookout for a new club since the summer after being released by Newcastle at the end of last season.
Defender Diatta, who has won 40 caps for his country, is now awaiting international clearance to rubber-stamp the move.
Diatta earlier told the Daily Record: "I know about Scottish football and the opportunity to play there excites me."
Hamilton have also signed 20-year-old Andreu Ramos Isus from Ibiza on an amateur basis.