Wigan Athletic have signed Julius Aghahowa from Shakhtar Donetsk after the Nigeria striker was granted a work permit.
Aghahowa has signed for an undisclosed fee as Wigan boss Paul Jewell looks to strengthen his relegation-threatened squad.
Jewell told Wigan’s website: “Julius is a proven quality striker with a pedigree which is unquestionable.”
“When Henri Camara comes back, and with Caleb Folan now on board, suddenly I have some real options in the striking department.”
Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu said of the Aghahowa deal: “He wants to play in England and we decided to grant him his wish.
“Aghahowa has been with us for seven years and it’s now time for him to move elsewhere,” Lucescu added.
Wigan are also hoping to sign Fulham midfielder Papa Bouba Diop in a deal worth £4m.
Jewell said: “These things do take time. We had meetings again in London.
“We really want the player to come. We just have to give him as much of a chance to sort things out with Fulham.
“If it doesn’t happen then it will be disappointing, but that’s the way it is.”