Tottenham have completed the signing Wilson Palacios from Wigan Athletic.
The Honduran international midfielder has agreed personal terms after passing his medical in North London.
Spurs are now awaiting a work-permit before they can register the deal with the Premier League.
The fee is undisclosed but is believed to be around £14million.
“We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement for the transfer of Wilson Palacios from Wigan Athletic,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
“Personal terms have been agreed and a medical completed, we now await the Honduran international receiving his work permit before completing his registration.”
Palacios, who began his career in England with Birmingham, only joined Wigan 12 months ago – but he has made a big impact since arriving at The JJB Stadium, which promoted the interest in him.
Wigan boss Bruce said: “The club record transfer fee will be smashed if the deal goes through, but that was never mine or the club’s motivation here.
“The club is not in the business of trying to make a profit on players. I want to build a winning team here and keep my best players together.”
“We did everything we could as a club to keep Wilson. We sat down with him last week and offered him a very good new deal, and tried to convince him his interests were best served by staying here at Wigan Athletic.
“However, I’m a big believer in not standing in the way of players’ careers, as long as the terms are right for our club and I wish him all the best.
“He has served the club well in short time with us and has been a credit to both himself and the club.