Frank Arnesen says the experience of Noureddine Naybet will be 'invaluable' to our young squad.
We have completed a deal to sign the Moroccan international captain from La Liga outfit Deportivo La Coruna subject to a work permit.
Naybet has been a key figure in Deportivo's rise to the top of Spanish football and taking on the might of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
They lifted the title in 1999-2000 and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League only last season when they were beaten 1-0 by eventual winners Porto.
Sporting Director Frank said: "I am especially pleased with our most recent signing, Naybet.
"Knowing that our team has lost a lot of experienced players and we are a young squad at the moment, Naybet will fit in as a natural leader with all his experience at the very top level of the game.
"He has been a regular with Morocco's national team for a long time and has been an outstanding player for Deportivo both in Spain's La Liga and in the Champions League.
"Experienced players are not just about playing, they have another responsibility and that is to guide the young players. His experience and his ability will be invaluable to the squad."