Coventry have announced the signing of former Nice defender Kevin Malaga on a three-year deal.
The 25-year-old centre-back was a free agent after his contract with the French side expired at the end of last season.
Malaga, who has also played for Auxerre, will join the Sky Blues for their pre-season tour of Scotland.
"We've done our homework on Kevin and we're really pleased to bring him to the club because I know that several other teams were keen to get him, including a Premier League side," manager Andy Thorn told the club's official website.
"He's been with us for a couple of days and the other players have really taken to him.
"His style will suit us because he's a good footballer, but he's also strong too and will be a very good addition to the squad."