Kevin McDonald has moved permanently to Airdrie United after impressing at Excelsior Stadium during his loan spell from Hibernian last season.
Airdrie say Kevin McDonald was wanted by other clubs
The 22-year-old midfielder, who came through the ranks at Easter Road, was out of contract at the end of the season and was not offered a new deal.
Airdrie say a number of other clubs were interested in the player.
McDonald told Airdrie's website: "I enjoyed my time here last year and I like the set up."
Airdrie were relegated to Division Two last term.
And manager Kenny Black said: "I think that Kevin can have a big role to play for us this season and he will have a great opportunity to shine in the Second Division."
Black added that he was soon hoping to add further new faces to his squad.