Ajax have signed Spanish midfielder Roger Garcia from Villarreal, to help in their bid to regain the Eredivisie title in the coming season.
The Dutch giants had been pursuing Tottenham Hotspur's ageing driving force Edgar Davids, but now look to have settled for the 29-year-old left-footer instead.
Roger spent spent three years at El Madrigal after moving from Espanyol, but was predominantly used as a substitute last term.
The Bosman free transfer has experience, having played more than 250 matches in La Liga since starting out at Barcelona in 1999.
He follows Barca midfielder Gabri in making the move to the Amsterdam ArenA, as Ajax look to make the most of their upcoming UEFA Champions League play-offs.
Coach Henk ten Cate, who was a former assistant at Barcelona, has contracted the Spaniard to a one-year deal in Holland.