Aberdeen have agreed terms with Italian third tier side Calcio Como to bring their goalkeeper Dan Twardzik to Pittodrie, BBC Scotland has learned.
The 21-year-old arrived in the city for talks on Wednesday and, following a medical, has agreed an 18-month deal.
A former Germany youth player, Twardzik, whose brothers Filip and Patrik are with Celtic, trained with Aberdeen last October.
Twardzik, who was at Bayern Munich and Karlsruhe as a youngster, told the Aberdeen website: "After spending a week here earlier in the season, I made up my mind that this was the place I wanted to come to.
"I was delighted when the club approached me on Tuesday evening and said that they wanted me."