Celtic have won the race to secure the services of Derry City winger Niall McGinn, skysports.com understands.
The talented 21-year-old, who was being tracked by a host of clubs, is set to put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year contract for a fee which could rise to £200,000.
The deal is subject to a medical which will take place early next week.
McGinn was recently named young player of the year by the Professional Footballers' Association of Ireland, days before he made his debut for Northern Ireland against Hungary.
Gordon Strachan's side beat off the competition from Swansea as well as Birmingham, Ipswich and Derby, who had also showed interest in the former Dungannon Swifts player.
McGinn, who will not be able to play for Celtic until 1st January, will become the second player to arrive from the Brandywell club following the summer signing of Paddy McCourt who has so far struggled to pin down a first-team spot.
However, McGinn has previously admitted he does not expect to be stuck in the reserves at Celtic Park.
Speaking last month, he said: "Celtic are obviously a big club and it is a great honour to discover that they are looking at me.
"But I don't want reserve football. I need to be playing regularly to keep me in the Northern Ireland squad.
"I was a Manchester United fan as a boy but Celtic were my Scottish team.
"But there is no point leaving Derry City, where I am getting first-team football, to play in the reserves in Scotland, or for that matter, in England."