Portsmouth have completed the signing of 23-year-old utility man Gregory Vignal on a two-year deal.
The Frenchman moves to Fratton Park from Liverpool having spent a year-long loan with Scottish champions Rangers.
Vignal joined Liverpool in 2000 from Montpelier for £500,000 but made just 14 appearances for the Reds.
"We're pleased another quality signing is to join, who can be an asset in a number of positions," chairman Milan Mandaric told Pompey's website.
Rangers were keen to retain Vignal permanently but the player rejected their offer in favour of a return to England with Pompey.
Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie said Vignal's versatility would be an asset.
"When his chance came at Rangers he showed what a fine all-round player he is and though he is a defender he likes to get forward," he told Portsmouth's website.
"He is the sort of player who will fit in well."