Portsmouth have wrapped up the signing of Watford central defender Mike Williamson for a fee reported to be in the region of £3million.
The 25-year-old only joined the Hornets in January from Wycombe Wanderers, making 23 appearances for the Vicarage Road club before heading to the Premier League.
Pompey boss Paul Hart told the club’s official website:“He’s a young, hungry centre-half, a big lad who’s uncompromising and does the basics first.
“We’ve watched him play and he’s shown great promise which hopefully he will build on under our guidance.
“We were a centre-half short before Sylvain Distin left, but now we have Tal Ben Haim and Mike Williamson.
“We signed Ben Haim to fill a role and Mike has come here to prove himself as a frontline player.”