Sheffield Wednesday have agreed a deal to sign Oldham full-back Kieran Lee on a three-year contract.
The 23-year-old will join the promoted League One side on a free when his Latics deal expires on 30 June.
"I'm really excited to be coming here," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.
"As soon as I knew they were interested in signing me this was where I wanted to move to. There were a few other clubs I'd spoken to but this is a massive club."
He added: "Personally to try and progress and get better as a player I felt like I needed to make a step up.
"I know I'll need to work hard just to get in the team here. The plan is to try and go up again next year and obviously that's a huge challenge."
Having started his career with Manchester United he moved to Boundary Park in 2008 and made 117 league appearances in four years.
He becomes the Owls' second summer signing, following the capture of keeper Chris Kirkland last week.
Meanwhile, striker Ryan Brooke has joined non-league Altrincham following his release by Oldham, while the Latics' out-of-contract winger Chris Taylor has held talks with Millwall.