Wigan have signed defender Mario Melchiot on a free transfer from Rennes.

“Mario is someone we’ve been keen on for some time,” Wigan boss Chris Hutchings told his club’s website.

“He’s an experienced and versatile player and he’s another real quality addition to the squad.”

Melchiot joins fellow new arrivals Titus Bramble and Antoine Sibierski under the new manager Hutchings, who took over from Paul Jewell at the end of last season.