Ex- Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has signed up with Crystal Palace on a one-year deal.
The 32-year-old, who has also experienced spells with Marseille and AC Milan throughout his career, has been without a club since departing the Gunners at the end of previous season.
“Crystal Palace is a very ambitious club with fantastic players and I am looking towards being part of the squad,” Flamini said in a declaration on Palace’s website.
“It is a very exciting challenge for me and I am very excited to be here. I had the opportunity to discuss the move here with Alan Pardew and he really helped me make my choice.”
Flamini becomes Pardew’s ninth signing of the summer and the Eagles manager was quick to compliment the experience and leadership qualities of his new arrival.
“I thought it was important to get another midfield player,” Pardew said.