Arles-Avignon have continued with their summer recruitment drive by snapping up Camel Meriem.
The 30-year-old playmaker has been drafted in to bring added creativity to the forward line.
Arles have been the surprise package of French football over recent years and know they need to strengthen if they are to survive in the top flight.
They slipped to a 2-1 defeat in their Ligue 1 opener against Sochaux on Saturday, but accept that it will take time for the new arrivals to settle in.
Meriem becomes the 14th signing of a busy transfer window at Arles, and patience is very much the order of the day.
The experienced midfielder has penned a one-year contract, with the option for a further 12 months to be taken by the club next summer.
He joins as a free agent after being released from his contract by Greek outfit Aris Thessaloniki.
Meriem began his career at Sochaux and includes spells at Bordeaux, Marseille and Monaco on an impressive CV.
He has three full caps with France to his name and turned out in the 2004 Uefa Cup final while on loan at Marseille.