Patience paid off for Rotherham United boss Steve Evans as he added to his defensive options by signing Scottish international Kirk Broadfoot.
The 29-year-old, who can operate at right-back or centre-half, has penned a two-year deal.
Evans said: “It has taken a little while to get it done because of the significant interest there was in Kirk.
“There will be some disappointed managers. We had to work ever so hard to get him here.”
The former Rangers man, who has Champions League experience, was a free agent after leaving Blackpool.
Evans remains in talks with several targets, with fans keen to see the return of Newcastle United’s James Tavernier and Haris Vuckic, who were on loan at the club last season.
But the Magpies are said to be considering taking another look at Vuckic in pre-season training with a view to him possibly going out on loan again.
Tavernier wants to play regular first-team football and is ready to leave.
Barnsley midfielder Jim O’Brien is the latest player to be linked to the Millers.