Former Blackpool and Bolton captain Jay Spearing has joined Tranmere Rovers.
The 31-year-old is the Rovers’ first signing since they were relegated to Ligue 2 on average points per game at the end of last season.
Spearing has played more than 350 appearances in a career that began in Liverpool, where he appeared in the 2012 FA Cup final as well as in the Champions League and Premier League.
The Wallasey-born midfielder has signed a two-year contract at Prenton Park.
“I have family who are huge fans of Tranmere Rovers, they were thrilled when they heard the news,” Spearing, who left Blackpool at the end of the season, told the club’s website.
“My nephew was sending me all kinds of Tranmere Rovers songs and he texted me all day asking when would I get the news. “