Aberdeen have completed the signing of midfielder Gavin Rae from Dundee on an eighteen month deal.
The 34 year old Aberdonian had been interesting other SPL clubs but was determined to play for the club has always supported.
Pittodrie Chief Executive Duncan Fraser praised his Dens Park counterparts for the way they dealt with the situation.
"I have nothing but the highest praise for the way Dundee conducted themselves in this transfer. They were desperate to keep Gavin and pulled out all the stops to do so but when it was obvious he wanted to come to Aberdeen, they were first class in making sure there were no unnecessary delays."
Gavin, who spent a season at Aberdeen junior side Hermes, began his senior career at Dundee, before being transferred to Rangers in 2004. He spent three years with the Ibrox club where before moving south to join Cardiff City where he was a team-mate of ex-Don Kevin MacNaughton. After leaving the Championship side last summer, he was snapped up by Dundee for a second time.
Gavin, who played 14 times for Scotland, is ineligible for Saturday's Scottish Cup tie with Queen of the South as he is already cuptied.