Robbie Neilson’s Dundee United aren’t wasting any time in this January transfer window. First arrived former loanee Cammy Smith from struggling top tier St Mirren. Another reunion was set to take place between Morgaro “Jimmy” Gomis and the Taysiders. 

This is the third time the 33 year-old Senegalese midfielder has become a Tangerine, first playing for the club between 2007-2011. A move to Birmingham City followed before he returned to Tannadice in 2013.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 10:  Morgaro Gomis of Hearts controls the ball during the Scottish Championship Opening League Match between Rangers and Hearts, at Ibrox Stadium on August 10, 2014 Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In 2014, he became Neilson’s first Hearts signing. He was also the first signing the club made after exiting administration. The midfielder was a key part of the Hearts team that got promoted to the Premiership at the first time of asking. So the Scottish game is familiar to him and that in itself could be of great benefit.

It hasn’t taken long for Neilson, in the city of discovery, for him to discover what he feels this United team needs. A midfield general with a decent passing range, a tough tackler and a decent engine in the middle of the park is exactly what Gomis can provide. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Ramires of Chelsea is closed down by Morgaro Gomis of Birmingham City during the FA Cup with Budweiser Fifth Round match between Chelsea and Birmingham City at Stamford Bridge on February 18, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Jimmy’s been around the houses so to speak. He can give them invaluable experience in the middle of the park. Here’s hoping his leadership qualities can come to the fore to help United into the top tier once more.

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