Guernsey FC must try and make Jersey forward Jack Boyle's move to the club happen, according to boss Tony Vance.
The 24-year-old, who has been in talks about a summer transfer, if he were to play for Vance's side.
"Ultimately we've got to try and make that happen somehow," Vance told BBC Radio Guernsey about Boyle joining.
"He's someone who's going to create openings and score goals so he should work well for our style of football."
Boyle was recruited as a young professional at Southampton but never played a game for the club.
He moved to Salisbury City in January 2011 and played in the Southern Premier League until returning to Jersey that summer.
He tried again to make a career in the game in August 2012 when he in the Scottish First Division, scoring once in 14 games that season.
"He's played at that level and these lads are experiencing semi-professional and professional football themselves because a lot of the players they're up against have all had careers, and Jack's been fortunate enough to have that opportunity as well," Vance said.
"Straight away he's on the money and knows what level of things are required of this level and he's certainly a player that can improve the squad.
"But we need him to train with the group, because there's no way where we could meet him at Gatwick and he just rocks up and plays and doesn't know the lads," he added.