Martin Phillips has agreed terms for a one-year contract with Torquay United.
Phillips is set to sign for Torquay
The midfielder was released by Plymouth at the end of last season - ending a four-year spell at Home Park - but had been training with the Gulls.
Phillips, 30, began his career with Exeter before playing for Manchester City, Portsmouth and Plymouth.
Gulls boss Leroy Rosenior said: "Martin is just the sort of player we are looking for and he has experience at playing at the highest level."
Rosenior added: "He has been training with us and fits in really well with the rest of the lads, many of whom he knows anyway."