Norway international Fredrik Stromstad has agreed a three-year deal with Ligue 1 club Le Mans.
The IK Start midfielder, who has made 15 appearances for his country, is set to travel to France for a medical.
An undisclosed fee has been agreed between Le Mans and Start, but Stromstad will remain in his homeland until 6th July.
IK Start administrative director Jan Oddvar Skisland said: "Le Mans and Start have agreed and the board of Start have ratified the transfer.
"The reason is that we had promised Fredrik this. I know that this is a dream he had and now he will join a good club in France."
Stromstad told fvn.no: "This is terrific for me, but it's a bit sad and special to leave Start.
"This is a big chance, a dream come true."