Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Kazenga LuaLua from Brighton and Hove Albion until the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
After playing just eight league games for the Loftus Road outfit in the first half of this season, he has completed a move to the Black Cats in an effort to secure more game time.
Sunderland manager Chris Coleman is hopeful that the 27-year-old will bolster his team's survival from relegation with his qualities and experience.
“Kaz was determined to come here and get playing first-team football again and I look forward to helping him play the kind of football he is capable of," Coleman told club website.
“He’s quick, skillful and has a lot of experience at this level. He gives us another option in attack and, most importantly, is up for the fight.”