Bradford City have won the race to sign Finnish veteran Jussi Jaaskelainen, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.
Jaaskelainen has agreed terms and Bradford are expected to confirm his signing before the weekend, and he represents a major coup for Bantams boss Phil Parkinson.
It is the first time in 15 years that Jaaskelainen will have not played in the top-flight, having spent the last three seasons with Premier League West Ham – making 60 appearances for the club but gradually slipping out of favour as Adrian took charge of starting duties at the Boleyn Ground.
He was released at the end of his contract with the Hammers at the start of the summer.
Prior to his spell in east London, the 40-year-old shot-stopper spent 15 years with Bolton, racking up 527 appearances for the club – with the vast majority of those coming in the top-flight.
Jaaskelainen has now dropped down to League One in order to secure regular first-team football and will be hoping to support a promotion push in 2015/16.