Danny Higginbotham hopes Stoke City complete the capture of Kenwyne Jones from his previous club Sunderland.
The two clubs are understood to have agreed a deal in the region of £9million for the Trinidad & Tobago star.
Higginbotham knows the 25-year-old well from their time together at the Stadium of Light and he is relishing the prospect of linking up with him again.
"Kenwyne is a strong lad and I don't think I've ever seen anyone jump as high as Kenwyne," Higginbotham told The Sentinel.
"He's very athletic and knows where the back of the net is.
"I think we signed for Sunderland on the same day - and he's certainly come on as a player since.
"He would be very good for us. The way we play would suit him well. He has that strength you need.
"I know what a handful he can be, with both his pace and his strength."