West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson is considering a loan offer for Tim Ream after the USA international impressed on trial.
Ream has spent the last few days training with the Baggies and is due to take in next week with Premier League rivals Bolton Wanderers.
The New York Red Bulls defender has made a positive impression during his time at The Hawthorns and Hodgson feels Ream is capable of playing in England's top flight.
Hodgson has yet to confirm whether he will pursue a move for the centre-half, but has been impressed by Ream's potential.
"He did well," Hodgson told the club's official website. "He's made a good impression upon everyone.
"We think he's going to be a good player. We'd consider a loan for the second half of the season - absolutely.
"I think the principal discussion with regard to a loan or a purchase of Tim Ream would have to be made with the club with whom he signed a contract - New York Red Bulls.
"I think he could play in the Premier League."