Bristol Rovers manager Mark McGhee has revealed he is using his contacts in Germany to target potential signings.
His friendship with former Hamburg team-mate Felix Magath, manager of Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, has led to young winger Fabian Broghammer coming on trial at Rovers this summer.
McGhee told BBC Radio Bristol: "It's good to be able to tap in to it, along with one or two other contacts.
"This lad isn't going to play for Wolfsburg but he looks a player."
Broghammer, 22, played for Germany at Under-19 level and has also had experience in the top-flight with Hoffenheim.
"I want to see him a little bit more," continued McGhee.
"The agreement I have with him is that he'll stay for the pre-season games. Beyond that, we'll sit down with him and make a decision as to whether we think he can be an asset for us."
The Scotsman added: "I also have a friend who I played with in Germany and I'm hoping to have his son over.
"He's been at Nuremburg and got an injury, so fancies a shot in England to get back to his best."