Blackburn have completed the signing of Benni McCarthy on a four-year contract from Porto.
Rovers have not revealed the fee, although it has been reported to be in the region of £2.5million.
Manager Mark Hughes will hope the 28-year-old South African can prove a suitable replacement for Craig Bellamy, who moved to Liverpool earlier in the summer.
Blackburn chief executive John Williams told the club's website: 'We tried to sign Benni 12 months ago and we have been tracking the situation since then.
'We are delighted that we have managed to bring him to Rovers.'