Birmingham City are putting the finishing touches to signing George Friend from Middlesbrough after he underwent a medical last night, Football Insider can reveal.
The Midlands club have agreed terms with the left-back, 32, and are expected to complete the deal in the coming hours.
A Birmingham source has told Football Insider that Friend is expected to put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the option of a third year.
This comes after Football Insider revealed yesterday evening that Birmingham had swooped for the longstanding Boro favourite.
He is set to be reunited at St Andrews with his former manager Aitor Karanka, who has just been appointed the new Blues boss.
Friend’s contract had expired at Boro at the end of last month when the Championship season came to an end.