Former Man Utd and Aston Villa flop lands in Scotland

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Eric Djemba-Djemba is back in Britain after signing a short-term deal at St. Mirren which will keep him at The Saints until the end of the season.

Djemba-Djemba, 32, will be remembered to many as one of Sir Alex Ferguson's worst signings and nine years on from his departure at Old Trafford he is back in Britain. 

The former Cameroon international also had spells at Aston VIlla and Burnley, however, since his contract was terminated in 2007 he has found himself travelling around the globe trying to hold down a regular first team spot. 

Following his departure from Aston Villa, Djemba-Djemba joined Qatar SC on a free transfer, playing 29 times and scoring three goals. His form in Qatar caught the attention of Danish side Odense BK, where he spent the four happy years at the club, playing in over 100 games. 

Since his departure from Denmark, he has played in Israel with Hapoel Tel Aviv and in the summer signed for Serbian champions Partizan on a two-year deal. And despite featuring relatively frequently for Partizan this season, the signing of Montenegro international Nikola Drincic condemned him to life on the sidelines and eventually had his contract cancelled just before the January transfer window.

The number of high profile clubs on the Cameroon international's CV does suggest that Danny Lennon has potentially pocketed a bargain.

The players time in England isn't totally without highlights and despite not scoring a Premier League goal for Manchester United, he did score a spectacular goal in the FA Cup against fierce rivals Leeds United. 

Quinton Fortune swung a corner in towards the edge of the box where he found Djemba-Djemba who calmly looped the ball over the head of England goalkeeper Paul Robinson. 

Aside from that goal, it can be argued that he did very little else for Sir Alex Ferguson and now is often named as one of his major flops, along with the likes of Juan Sebastian Veron and Massimo Taibi. 

All eyes will be watching the 32-year-old as he looks set for a spell in Scotland in a bid to finally prove himself at some level in British football.

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