Bognor teen midfielder Tommy Block is set to be snapped up by Scottish Premier side Hibernian for an undisclosed fee.
The 18-year-old was told this week he had done enough to seal a professional contract with the Easter Road outfit after impressing Hibs boss Neil Lennon.
The move comes after Block spent two trial periods in Edinburgh, the first of which was spent with the youngster battling a bug.
But during his second stint, the talented ball-playing midfielder showed enough promise to persuade Lennon to snap him up.
Bognor boss Jack Pearce confirmed the news this week, adding that he was working to complete the finishing touches to the deal.
A cash fee is involved, with the Rocks set to use that money to reinvest in the club.
Block, who has worked alongside his dad as a painter and decorater, said: ” It’s a dream come true to be offered the chance of a professional contract and to do it with Hibs makes me feel beyond happy because, having spent time with them, I know it is the right move for me.”
Pearce said: “For any youngster playing at our level to be offered a contract as professional footballer is absolutely fantastic.