Leeds United have confirmed the signing of 29-year-old unattached Finnish international Mika Vayrynen.

The central midfield arrives at Elland Road on a one year deal with the option of an additional year should The Whites choose to keep him.

Mika, who has spent the majority of his career in the Dutch top flight with spells at PSV Eindhoven and Heereveen has been capped 54 times for the Finland national team and joins fellow Finnish international Mikael Forssell, who is said to be good friends with the midfielder.

The move provides Leeds United with much needed cover in central midfield where Simon Grayson was forced to play a fitness-lacking Michael Brown against Crystal Palace on Saturday due to the injury Adam Clayton picked up against Ipswich Town.