Watford have signed Cameroon defender Nicolas Nkoulou on a free switch till the tip of the season.
Nkoulou, 31, was with out a membership after leaving Italian facet Torino in the summertime.
He turns into new boss Claudio Ranieri’s first signing since changing Xisco Munoz, who was sacked on Sunday with Watford 14th within the Premier League.
Previous to his spell in Serie A, the centre-back performed in France for Monaco, Marseille and Lyon.
Watford had been in want of defensive reinforcements after Francisco Sierralta and Christian Kabasele picked up hamstring accidents within the defeat at Leeds final week.
Nkoulou has performed in two World Cups and made 75 appearances for his nation.