Faroe Islands international Sonni Ragnar Nattestad has joined Dundalk from B36 Torshavn.
The 6ft 6in centre-half has racked up 31 caps for his country since making his debut in 2013 and his new manager Filippo Giovagnoli will be hoping that Nattestad proves a commanding figure at the heart of the Lilywhites' defence when they bid to challenge for the title next season.
Nattestad has also had spells in Denmark and Norway during his career and the 27-year-old played a major role in B36 Torshavn's Europa League qualifying run last season.
"Sonni is a national team player with international experience and a player I have followed for a long time," Giovagnoli told the official Dundalk website.
"He was a big talent when he was young and went to play overseas in Denmark, Iceland and in Norway, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed him for Molde.
"He's really big, strong and physical. He is 6ft 6in, left-footed, fast and good on the ball so he is exactly the kind of centre-back we were looking for. I am really happy that he has signed for Dundalk and I’m looking forward to having him in the squad."