Matt Derbyshire is keen to link up with former Blackburn Rovers team-mate David Bentley at Birmingham.
The Spurs winger is expected to undergo a medical at the beginning of the week with a view to signing a six-month loan deal.
Bentley will hope to restore his confidence at St Andrew's after a difficult period at Tottenham following his £15 million move in 2008.
Derbyshire played alongside Bentley for three years at Rovers, and insists that the winger can still produce the goods in the Premier League.
"If he [Bentley] comes, he will be a fantastic asset for the club," said Derbyshire.
"His crossing is phenomenal. Bar Beckham, you won't get anyone better.
"Obviously we've got Sebastian [Larsson] who, hopefully, we won't lose, but he [Bentley] is fantastic.
"We were close when we were at Blackburn. He set most of my goals up.
"He's a nice lad as well. He would be a great asset."
Despite being keen to welcome an old friend to the club, Derbyshire is keen to stake his own claims for a first-team birth after a strong performance in Saturday's FA Cup win over Millwall.
The 24-year-old, on loan from Olympiakos in a season-long deal, is keen to see Birmingham progress further in the cup with one eye on reaching Wembley.
"I'd like to think I've given the manager something to think about," added Derbyshire.
"Hopefully I'll be able to start more Premier League games now. I'd love to stay here. It's a fantastic club.
"It would be very nice to get the same sort of reaction and the same sort of result [in the FA Cup at Wembley] as I did in the Greek Cup final.
"It would be unbelievable, just to get there. I've been fortunate enough to play at Wembley and score at Wembley before but to play there again would be amazing."