John Obi Mikel has completed his move to Middlesbrough after passing a medical.
The former Chelsea midfielder, 31, travelled from London to the north-east on Monday after agreeing personal terms.
Two-time Premier League winner Mikel will join up with his new teammates on Wednesday morning after spending the past two years at Tianjin TEDA in the Chinese Super League.
Roma and Wolfsburg had registered an interest but the Nigerian international wanted to return to England, where his wife and two young children are based.
The Champions League winner will be part of a Tony Pulis side looking to bring Premier League football back to the Riverside next season.
Boro currently sit fifth in the Championship table and seven points off leaders Leeds.
Pulis’ men host Newport County on Saturday in their fourth round FA Cup clash before travelling to promotion rivals West Brom on February 2.
Mikel was part of Chelsea’s Champions League winning side in 2012, and added a Europa League winners’ medal the following year.
He has also won three FA Cups, a League Cup and Community Shield.