Only the granting of a work permit stands between Son Heung-min and a move to Tottenham, with Spurs, Bayer Leverkusen and the player all in agreement regarding the fiscal side of the deal.
But where will the South Korean schemer fit into the Lilywhites’ line up?
Having been frustrated in their attempts to bolster their frontline this summer, it appears Son will plug the gap Mauricio Pochettino had hoped Saido Berahino would fill.
Typically used out wide during his stint at Bayer, the 23-year-old is also capable of playing centrally.
Though with Spurs out of luck in their attempts to sign Berahino, who it was assumed would play as a forward coming in off the flanks, Son is likely to be tasked with adding extra flair to an attacking triumvirate featuring Harry Kane and Nacer Chadli.
This would in turn allow Christian Eriksen to revert to his preferred role as a central attacking-midfielder.
In each of the last three Bundesliga campaigns, Son has bagged a double-figure haul, with his direct approach compromising his ability to fashion chances for his colleagues.
He has never managed more than four assists in the German top flight, but his goal-getting, not creating is what has coerced into Spurs forking out £18m.