Jack Wilshere will continue his career at Bournemouth after rejoining the Championship side on an agreement until the end of the season.
The ex-Arsenal and England midfielder was a free agent after his West Ham contract was ended last October.
Wilshere spent the 2016-17 season on loan with the Cherries and has been given a contract after been invited to train with Jason Tindall’s advance hopefuls.
The 29-year-old, who has been painfully blighted by injuries in his career, told the club’s website: “It feels incredible to be back and I can’t wait to begin.
“From the moment I walked through the door three weeks previously, it looked like normal and like I had never been away.
“I know a great deal of the players and staff here and I’m satisfied they let me train here initially, and afterwards it just went on from that point.
“I’m impressed with the training staff, and their working techniques and the ambition of the club to get back in the Premier League.
“We all share similar ambition and I’m to looking forward to making an impact in achieving those.”
Bournemouth CEO Neill Blake is excited to bring in the player to the club following a spell with the Cherries in 2016-17.
“I’m pleased that Jack is back on a permanent agreement,” Blake stated, “He is a fabulous footballer whose quality has been noticeable since breaking into the Arsenal first team as a 16-year-old.
“We liked having him here on loan in the 2016/17 season, he loved being here and he hugely affected the club both on and off the pitch.
“The past three weeks he has been preparing with us we have seen the passion and desire to coordinate his undoubted talent, and he will add some extraordinary attribute to our team in the upcoming months.”
Bournemouth is third in the Championship, eight points adrift of league leaders Norwich City, after being ousted from the Premier League last season.
The Cherries will travel to Derby on Tuesday, and it remains unknown if Wilshere will be selected in the team.
Given his physical injury record and the fact he made only one appearance, West Ham’s EFL Cup win over Hull in September, manager Jason Tindall will be mindful to deal with the midfielder’s workload.