Attacker Alex Fisher has signed a two-year deal with Motherwell after leaving Caley Thistle.
Englishman Fisher turned down the offer of a new contract with Inverness, whose relegation to the Championship prompted them to dismiss manager Richie Foran earlier this week.
Fisher will remain in the top flight, however, after opting to join the Steelmen on a deal until 2019 and the 26-year-old is excited at the prospect of playing for Stephen Robinson’s side.
Fisher said: “It’s fantastic. I spoke to the manager at the end of the season, had a good talk and I’m delighted to get this move.
“It’s a big club with a great fanbase and good history.”
Caley Jags interim manager Brian Rice says Inverness did all they could to keep Fisher, adding: “We did try to sign him but his mind was made up to go elsewhere.
“Alex made a great impact at the end of the season but, unfortunately, he was injured for a lot of it.
“People thought he just wasn’t playing but he was out for 10 weeks with a toe injury just after Christmas.”
Rice does not expect Kevin McNaughton and Cammy Mackay to join Fisher in departing the Highlanders.
Veteran defender McNaughton and young goalkeeper Mackay are the only players who have offers on the table from Inverness following their relegation to the Championship, with 11 players leaving Caledonian Stadium at the end of their contracts.
Former Aberdeen defender McNaughton joined Caley Jags on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic last summer but the 34-year-old, who has four caps for Scotland, was restricted to just 14 appearances after suffering an Achilles injury in only his second league outing.
Mackay, 20, was handed his first league start for Caley Jags in a 3-3 draw against Hearts last October. He spent two separate spells on loan with League 2 side Elgin City, making a total of 11 appearances for the Black and Whites.
Rice is in charge temporarily following the sacking of Foran and he does not foresee any issues with getting the pair tied up for next term, with 12 players currently signed up for the new campaign.
Rice said: “We are in negotiations to keep Kevin and Cammy and I don’t think there should be too many problems with getting them to sign.
“Everyone else who is under contract can help us to fight again this season and hopefully those two can be added to that.”