Plymouth Argyle defender Matt Villis has joined Torquay United in a one-year deal, reports BBC Radio Devon.
Villis spent the whole of last season on loan at Torquay
Villis made 24 appearances on loan at Plainmoor last season, but was not expected to return to Torquay.
But the Gulls have now secured a deal for the 21-year-old which sees Plymouth gain 50% of any future transfer fee.
"If Matt continues the improvement he showed last season he will very soon be challenging for a regular slot," boss Leroy Rosenior told Torquay's website.