Andy Webster hopes to sign a permanent deal with Rangers by ending his lengthy dispute with former club Hearts.
The Scotland defender controversially decided to quit Hearts a year before his contract ended and the move will now be debated at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday and Thursday.
Webster was ordered to pay Hearts £625,000 in May for breaching his contract 'without just cause' after Fifa ruled on his decision to join Premier League side Wigan in August 2006.
Hearts appealed to take the case before a three-man panel in Switzerland claiming they should receive more than £4million for the defender.
However, Webster's legal team will argue under Article 17 of Fifa's transfer regulations, claiming the player had 'just cause' for leaving because Hearts had frozen him out after he refused a contract extension.
But the centre-back, who joined Rangers on loan in January, is just relieved that the end is in sight as the case reaches sport's highest body.
"It's been a long time coming. The situation has dragged on for quite a while now," said Webster.
"The next person that does this will probably have everything sorted in a week and with me it has been over 16 months.
"From my point of view, I have tried to concentrate on football and let the clubs and Fifa sort things out.
"Whatever decision is made does not really affect me too much because Wigan will pay the fee that is set to Hearts.
"Hopefully that will then lead to my future at Rangers being sorted out but that will come in the weeks ahead, I suppose."