German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are poised to announce the shock signing of Wellington Phoenix attacking midfielder Sarpreet Singh.
Various media reports in Germany say the 20-year-old playmaker is in Munich and is set to become the first New Zealander to sign with one of the giant clubs of Europe.
Singh's bright performances for the Kiwis at the recent FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Poland are believed to have attracted the attention of Bundesliga champions.
The Kiwis were eliminated by Colombia on penalties in the round of 16.
Reports say rising A-League star Singh would link with Bayern's reserve team initially, with an eye to eventual promotion to the first team.
It would be a giant leap for the skilled Auckland-born attacker of Indian descent, who has played 38 games for the Phoenix across three seasons, registering nine goals and seven assists.
He excelled in patches during the most recent campaign under Mark Rudan but a lack of form resulted in his benching for their elimination final loss to Melbourne City.