Scottish side, Hearts, are on the verge of signing Nigeria left-back Juwon Oshaniwa.
According to heraldscotland.com, the former Ashdod player has verbally agreed to join the capital club and was granted a conditional British work permit after his representatives attended a meeting at Hampden on Tuesday afternoon.
With a few technicalities still to be ironed out, it is gathered that he will not arrive in the UK to formally complete his transfer until next week at the earliest, when he will sign a three-year deal.
Oshaniwa's capture will follow the summer arrivals of Juanma Delgado, Gavin Reilly and Blazej Augustyn.
It would be recalled that Oshaniwa who has reportedly attracted interest from Celtic, Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday in the past, departed Ashdod this summer following their relegation from the top flight.