World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff has joined Blackburn Rovers on a short-term deal until January after which both parties will assess the situation.
Djorkaeff is back in the Premiership
Djorkaeff, 36, becomes new Rovers boss Mark Hughes' first signing since he took over at Ewood Park.
"Youri is exactly the sort of player we are looking for to make a difference," Hughes told the club's website.
The former French international was close to joining Fulham last week, but failed to agree personal terms.
Djorkaeff became a free agent at the end of last season after failing to agree a new deal with Bolton Wanderers.
But the playmaker was keen to return to the Premiership and has been given a chance by Blackburn manager Hughes.
Djorkaeff said: "I miss playing in England and I feel I have a lot to offer in the Premier League.
"I am a naturally fit person and I have been keeping fit by training hard in the south of France.
"I feel I have another good two years left in me."