Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has confirmed that he has lined up a deal for Shamrock Rovers starlet Enda Stevens.
The 21-year-old defender, who can play left-back or centre-half, is set to join Villa on a three-year deal.
But Stevens will not move until January, so he will be able to feature for Shamrock in their maiden Europa League group stage campaign.
McLeish is looking forward to working with Stevens, having beaten a number of clubs to the Irish Under 21 international.
"We've been watching Enda and have been very impressed with his exploits in the League of Ireland and in Europe," said McLeish.
"He's a young prospect, a boy with bags of potential and we're excited about doing a deal which benefits us and Shamrock."