Dundee United sign Morgaro Gomis for third time in his career

Morgaro Gomis
Morgaro Gomis

Morgaro Gomis has, for the third time in his career, signed a contract with Dundee United.

The 33-year-old central midfielder has joined up at Tannadice on a deal until the end of the season and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s home clash against Dunfermline.

It is the French-born former Senegalese international’s third spell with the Tangerines.

On returning to sign on at the Terrors, he said: “I immediately felt at home coming back here, and I aim to help United get back into the Premiership.

“I think I come back a more mature, better player with more composure and experience and I look forward to playing in front of the United fans again.”

He first arrived when then-boss Craig Levein snapped him up from Cowdenbeath in 2007 and went on to be part of the 2010 Scottish Cup-winning team.

Gomis moved to Birmingham City in 2011 but returned for a brief spell with United during the 2013/14 campaign.

Since then he’s had spells with Hearts, when United manager Robbie Neilson was head coach, and at Motherwell on loan.

Most recently he’s been playing his football in Malaysia but returned to Dundee, his adopted home city, shortly before Christmas.

United boss Robbie said: “Morgaro has been in for a few weeks showing us what he can bring to us.

“I know him well from the past but I wanted to judge him on merit as to what he can bring us now.

“His fitness levels are excellent and he will add competition in the midfield area for us.”

Gomis is United’s third signing of the January transfer window, following the captures of Aidan Nesbitt and Cammy Smith, and will wear the number 13.