Tony Mowbray has tipped South Korean starlet Ki Sung-yueng to make an impact in Scottish football.
The 20-year-old is set to secure a move to Celtic when the transfer window reopens in January after a deal was agreed with FC Seoul.
He will arrive next week to start working with Celtic and Mowbray is excited about what he might bring to the club.
Mowbray said: "He will be in on Tuesday and come to the game on Wednesday (against Hapoel Tel Aviv).
"We will probably do a medical and fitness testing and take it from there.
"He is 20-years-old. I watched him play in Denmark last week for South Korea and he's technically a good footballer."
Scott Brown and Shaun Maloney are both set to be sidelined for another couple of months so Ki will get a chance to impress as soon as the transfer is finalised.
However, Mowbray has warned supporters not to expect too much too soon from the youngster.
"We obviously hope that he will make a big impact and he will be given an opportunity," said Mowbray.
"But he is still a very young boy and he is coming halfway round the world to settle in Glasgow and we will see how he adapts to that.
"We have spoken about Scott and Shaun who will be missing for a fair period.
"Landry N'Guemo is going to go to the African Nations, we've got Zheng Zhi who has an Asian Cup qualifier in January and he will be away for a period as well.
"So we are not that overburdened with midfield players and as I've said, if the opportunity comes to bring some talent to the football club then you shouldn't pass it by."
Mowbray also confirmed that Honduras defender Osman Chavez has been training with the Celtic squad this week.
He said: "He's been with us a few days training and he's done okay.
"I've had a few conversations but he will be here for another week or so and then we will make a decision."