Kenyan international Ayub Timbe is on the verge of a move to England, where he is set to join Championship side Reading FC.
Timbe, who featured in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt will move to the English side in the January transfer window, on loan from Chinese club Beijing Renhe after successful trials with the club.
The midfielder had his medicals earlier on Thursday 30 January and reports from England indicate that all went well, and he will be joining alongside Brazilian Araruna Felipe, a midfielder as well.
Timbe’s Chinese team, which is sending him on loan until the end of the season, is owned by Reading’s owner Dai Yonge.
With the January transfer window set to shut at midnight on Friday, Reading is understood to be in the chase for yet one more player, a striker.
Timbe’s move to England marks his return to Europe, having earlier featured for Genk and Lierse in Belgium before leaving for China in 2017 to join Heilongjiang Lava Spring, then later Beijing Renhe.
Last season, his Beijing Renhe side was relegated from the Chinese Super League.