Wigan Athletic have agreed a deal to sign Paraguay international defender Antolin Alcaraz from Belgian outfit Club Brugge.
The 27-year-old centre-back is a free agent this summer, having spent three seasons with Brugge after joining from Portuguese club Beira Mar in the summer of 2007.
A happy Latics boss Roberto Martinez told the club's official website: "We are thrilled to have been able to capture a player of the calibre of Antolin.
"I think everyone will realise what a quality player he is when we see him at the World Cup for Paraguay.
"He is a highly versatile defender with great awareness and distribution and has great pride in keeping clean sheets.
"He is entering the best period of his career and is looking forward to adding to his international and European experience, as well as playing for his country in the World Cup."