Oxford United have signed former Swansea City defender Dwight Tiendalli on a one-year deal.
The versatile 31-year-old full back worked with new U’s boss Pep Clotet at the Premier League club and joins United after nearly two years out of the game.
Tiendalli, who has been capped twice by the Netherlands, flew out to United’s training camp from his Amsterdam home yesterday (13/7) to complete his medical.
The Suriname-born defender was spotted next to Clotet during United’s 3-0 win over Oxford City on Saturday.
Knee and thigh injuries have kept him out of action for the last two seasons but Clotet has welcomed his new man with open arms.
He said: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Dwight to our project, a player who boasts experience at the highest level of the English game and brings quality and versatility.
“In addition to his on-field ability he’s a model professional and will be a great presence in the dressing room.”
Tiendalli, who only played 46 times in a Swans shirt during a three-year spell, made his last competitive appearance while on loan at Middlesbrough in May 2015.
Coming on as a late substitute, he played a part in Swansea’s League Cup win against Bradford City at Wembley in his first season.
Before then the former Ajax youngster won the Eredivisie title with FC Twente in 2009/10 under the stewardship of Steve McClaren.
He is the club’s second signing in 24 hours following the addition of former Wolves winger James Henry.