West Brom seal deal for South Korean Kim
South Korea midfielder Kim Do-heon will undergo a medical at West Brom as he closes in on a move to the Championship side.
The 25-year-old did enough to impress the Baggies in a trial last month and after lengthy negotiations, a deal has finally been struck.
Kim, who also spent time training with Watford, returned to Seoul last weekend after being included in the national squad to face Chile tomorrow and Turkmenistan a week later in the opening game of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup.
The Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma star said: 'This is the place I have always wanted to play so I feel so happy.
'It is not my intention just to go there, I aim to play well and help the team achieve promotion to the Premier League.''
Kim has still to complete his two-year military service period in his homeland which means that although a contract has been agreed, there is still a little fine-tuning to be done.
The player's agent Shin Ji-hoon added: 'The deal was done on Monday evening.
'At first, West Brom wanted a three-year deal but because of the military issue, are thinking of a two-and-a-half year agreement.'
West Brom are also close to completing a loan deal for Viktoria Plzen goalkeeper Michal Danek for the remainder of the season.
The club have agreed personal terms with the 24-year-old Czech but the move is subject to him passing a medical tomorrow.
Albion would have the option to either extend his loan for a further six months - with an option to buy in January 2009 - or sign him on a permanent basis this summer.