A Cypriot passport could be the key in Juan Agudelo's transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The striker has been on trial at Molineux and is set to be offered a contract at the Midlands side, according to a report in the Express and Star today, but it may rely on him getting a work permit.
Agudelo had problems being granted a work-permit when he moved to Stoke City last winter, but if he can be granted a passport from Cyprus the move can go through.
Agudelo's lack of international games meant that Stoke had to loan him out after purchasing him in the 2014 transfer window, as he was not eligible to play.
Wolves do not want to make the same mistake and will only sign the powerful front-man if he is able to play.
It could take as long as six weeks for a decision on the passport to be made, but if he does sign it would be a major boost for the side.
Agudelo was once tipped to be one of the hottest properties in football as a youngster, but his career has rather faltered in recent times.
However, in the second tier he has all the attributes to be a threat and Kenny Jackett has clearly been impressed.
Wolves are known to be on the hunt for more attacking additions after struggling for goals over the opening part of the campaign and the hope will be that Agudelo can provide them with the firepower they have been lacking, if he does sign.