Shay Given hopes that Charles N'Zogbia will join him in moving to Aston Villa this summer.
Former Manchester City goalkeeper Given became Alex McLeish's first signing at Villa Park when he arrived on a five-year contract earlier in July.
N'Zogbia is set to be the next new face after being identified as a suitable replacement for Stewart Downing and Ashley Young.
A £9.5million fee has been agreed with Wigan and, having played with the winger at Newcastle, Given is well aware of the attributes that the 25-year-old possesses.
Speaking in Hong Kong, where Villa are taking part in the pre-season Asia Trophy, the Republic of Ireland international said of N'Zogbia: "He has had a fantastic couple of years at Wigan and will be a great addition to the squad."
He added: "The last couple of years at Wigan, he has really matured as a player and was probably one of their best players. Hopefully he can continue that at Aston Villa."
Given continued: "He brings a real attacking influence to the team. Defenders don't like playing against him.
"He's quick and strong when running with the ball and has an eye for goal as well. I think he is a very good player."