Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce has handed South Korea international Won Hee Cho a trial at the JJB Stadium.
The 25-year-old has been training with the Latics' first-team squad this week and is keen to find a new club after leaving Suwon Samsung Bluewings in his homeland.
Bruce said: "The lad is an excellent midfield player. He's come and trained with us for the past couple of days and done well.
"We have been really impressed with him as a player and a person, and we can sign him as he is out of contract."
Cho was a member of South Korea's squad at the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany although he failed to make an appearance for his country.
He scored in then boss Dick Advocaat's first game in charge of South Korea, against Iran.
Meanwhile, Bruce still believes Olivier Kapo has a future with the club. The Frenchman has struggled since his £3.25million summer move from Birmingham City and was linked with a loan switch to Auxerre last month.
Bruce said: "I think Olivier is as disappointed as everyone else about the way things have gone here.
"But I still remember the five goals he scored in 11 games at Birmingham for me, his ten France caps, and him single-handedly beating Wigan while playing for Birmingham last season.
"It hasn't quite happened for him here but I haven't given up hope. I know a section of the crowd have turned against him a little bit because of the way he plays and the style he has."