SOUTHEND United have finally completed the transfer of midfielder Bedsente Gomis.

The 25-year-old has been training with Blues since September.

But Gomis has now put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season with an option of a further year.

And he is delighted to have joined Phil Brown’s side on a permanent basis.

“I’m really pleased to have finally signed for the club and I can’t wait to play my first competitive game,” said Gomis, who has been included in the squad for this afternoon’s FA Cup clash with Millwall.

“I have really enjoyed the training so far and the players are all great with me.

“Hopefully we can have a really good season, the team have been doing really well in the last few weeks.”