Dundee United have signed Polish goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak on a pre-contract agreement.
Peter Houston’s side have agreed terms with the player after he impressed during a trial spell at Tannadice.
The United manager sees Cierzniak as the first choice to replace current number one Dusan Pernis, who is expected to leave the club at the end of the season.
The 28-year-old, who was last with Cypriot side Alki Larnaca, will formally join the club in the summer and has agreed a contract taking him through to 2014.
Should both parties prove to be happy with the move, a year’s extension will be added to the player’s contract after six months.
"I liked what I saw of Radoslav during his time at the club and (goalkeeping coach) Steve Banks worked very closely with him for a week," Houston said.
"Steve liked what he saw and confirmed he has all the attributes you look for in a goalkeeper.
"He showed good hands, he was comfortable with the ball at his feet, proved to be a strong communicator and above all looks an excellent shot-stopper.
"It is our belief that he will be a great success here at United and someone our fans will warm to immediately.
"This signing will again show supporters that we are continually trying to look to the future and enhance our squad at all times."
Cierzniak has one international cap, gained in a friendly against Lithuania in February 2009.
His club career has seen him play for 12 different sides, including Lech Poznan, Karpaty Lviv and Amica Wronki.