Aberdeen have completed the signing of veteran midfielder Gavin Rae on an 18-month deal.
Rae, 34, left to First Division side Dundee and becomes the Dons’ second January signing after Stephen Hughes joined the club on Friday.
The former Rangers and Cardiff midfielder grew up in the Granite City and will add to Craig Brown’s squad as they aim to gain a top six league place.
Pittodrie chief executive Duncan Fraser was full of praise for the way Dundee handled negotiations
He said: "I have nothing but the highest praise for the way Dundee conducted themselves in this transfer.
"They were desperate to keep Gavin and pulled out all the stops to do so but when it was obvious he wanted to come to Aberdeen, they were first class in making sure there were no unnecessary delays."
Hibernian were linked with a move for Rae but boss Pat Fenlon admitted the player was always likely to head north.
Capped fourteen times for Scotland, the player made over 200 appearances for the Dens Park side before moving to Rangers in 2004.
The player moved to Cardiff City in 2007 and appeared in an FA Cup final and Play-off final with the Bluebirds.
He returned to Dundee in October and scored three goals in his second spell with the Dark Blues. However he won't be able to play in Saturday's Scottish Cup tie against Queen of the South.
Meanwhile Isaac Osbourne has signed a one-year extension to his deal at Pittodrie.