Australian striker Scott McDonald has signed a new one-year contract with Scottish Premiership club Motherwell after turning down Hibernian.
McDonald labelled Motherwell - the club where he first started to settle as a professional footballer - as "a special place" and insisted he had never come close to leaving.
The 32-year-old scored 10 goals in 37 league games last season.
"It's a special place that kick-started my career," McDonald said on Friday.
"We had a great season last year and hopefully we can replicate that once again."
Motherwell manager Mark McGhee said: "Scotty is one of the best players in the country, so we're naturally delighted he has choose Motherwell over the other options he had."
McDonald first arrived in Europe in 2000 but after struggling to make an impact at a number of English clubs, he joined Motherwell in 2004 and thrived, scoring 42 league goals in 108 matches over four seasons.
After stints with Celtic, Middlesbrough and Millwall, McDonald returned to Motherwell in February 2015.
Earlier this week, Hibernian manager Neil Lennon claimed his club were "down the line in talks" with McDonald but the former Socceroos forward denied negotiations had been too advanced.
"Yes [Hibs] was a possibility but being down the line with it like someone was saying, I don't think it was ever there," McDonald said.
"I never spoke to a chief executive or a manager.
"I had time to think about it and reflect and I wanted to come back here and that's why I am here."
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