Spanish club Real Sociedad have confirmed they have a deal to take Kenya's McDonald Mariga on loan from Inter Milan, subject to a medical.
Sociedad will have an option to sign the 24-year-old midfielder permanently next year.
Mariga joined Inter from Parma at the beginning of 2010 and later that year became the first Kenyan to play in the European Champions League.
However he has failed to become a first team regular at Inter.
Last season he made a total of 21 appearances for the Italian side but only 12 of those were in the league.