Swansea City are poised to sign midfielder Matt Grimes from League Two side Exeter City.
The 19-year-old is undergoing a medical at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday ahead of a move that is expected to net Exeter a club-record £1.75m fee.
The Grecians’ player of 2013-14, has drawn comparisons with ex-England midfielder Glenn Hoddle.
Swansea are thought to have beaten several other Premier League clubs to secure Grimes’ services.
Grimes was recently called up by England Under-20s and he will become Swansea’s second signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of striker Nelson Oliveira on loan from Benfica.
Swansea lost 4-1 at Liverpool on Monday night and are next in action away to Queens Park Rangers on New Year’s Day.