Striker Simon Murray will this week quit Dundee United for newly-promoted Hibs.
And in doing so he’ll turn down a lucrative offer to move to the continent.
As the Tele revealed at the time, Hibees boss Neil Lennon has been chasing the 25-year-old since the transfer window last August, when he had two offers knocked back.
News then broke last week that the Easter Road outfit were hoping to get him under freedom of contract this summer.
It’s now 99.9% certain they have their man and the Tele understands United are resigned to losing him to the team that beat them to automatic promotion from the Championship.
Several other clubs have also been chasing the former Arbroath man and he has been watched during the ultimately unsuccessful play-off campaign by at least a couple of foreign outfits.
Over the weekend one, believed to be Belgian, made a firm offer of a contract worth well in excess of £500,000, but by then Murray had decided to head for the capital.
In becoming a Hibee he is following in the footsteps of his father, Gary.
He spend four years there after a £60,000 switch from Montrose back in 1980.
Despite the disappointment of losing yesterday’s play-off final at Hamilton, he has had an impressive season, hitting the back of the net some 18 times.
He is likely to be one of a number of United departures this summer.