New Zealand seamer Neil Wagner will re-join county champions Essex in May.
The 31-year-old is out there for all formats and has signed till the top of July, although he may prolong his keep till the top of the marketing campaign.
He started final season with the Chelmsford aspect and returned for their ultimate three County Championship video games as they lifted the title.
“We have been working hard on bringing Neil back for a while,” stated Essex head coach Anthony McGrath.
Essex have already signed 33-year-old Australia paceman Peter Siddle for the start of the 2018 campaign, with Wagner set to switch him.
South Africa-born left-armer Wagner has received 34 Test caps for the Kiwis and the choice to increase his deal shall be topic to the approval of New Zealand.
He has taken 607 first-class wickets at a mean of 26.86 and 144 wickets in Test matches.
“Once I knew there was an opportunity to come back to Essex, I was very keen to get back to Chelmsford and build on the hard work and success of last season,” Wagner added.