Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant has agreed to join Portsmouth on loan until the end of the season.
The 26-year-old midfielder, who was reported to be a transfer target for Real Madrid and AC Milan, will work under former Arsenal team-mate Tony Adams at Fratton Park.
Pennant was expected to move to Pompey last week, after the clubs agreed terms, but preferred to fight for a place at Anfield. However, the £6.7million Liverpool signing appears to have had a change of heart.
Portsmouth manager Adams is delighted to have finally got his man and thinks Pennant will fit in perfectly at the south coast club.
"I've known him for a long time," said Adams. "We were together at Arsenal a long, long time ago. He was the new kid on the block and a very exciting prospect."
It was what Adams saw all those years ago at Highbury - as well as Pennant's exploits more recently with current Pompey forward Peter Crouch when both were at Liverpool - that has convinced the manager he has signed a very good addition to his squad.
"He's quick and technically very gifted. He can have a go at defenders," Adams continued.
"I saw him play with Peter Crouch for Liverpool at Fulham last year - and he was constantly getting past their left-back and getting crosses in for Crouchie.
"That's a good combination that I wanted to put back together.
"He's going to put some good crosses in and, I hope, weigh in with a few goals himself."