Former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones is close to finding a new home with the Australian currently trialling at Dutch Eredivisie club NEC Nijmegen.
The 33-year-old has been without a club after leaving English League One side Bradford City in October but is understood to be close to signing a six-month deal with the Dutch high-flyers.
NEC reported on their club website that Jones will train with the club for two days, with a view to agreeing a deal for the rest of the campaign.
Injuries to two of NEC’s keepers - Hannes Halldórsson and Joshua Smits – has meant the club are desperate to add reinforcements to the squad.
If Jones impresses in his trial, he could put pen to paper as early as Monday (AEDT).
The former Socceroos gloveman was released by Liverpool at the end of last season after making just 26 appearances in five seasons for the Reds.
If Jones does agree a deal with the club his first appearance could be on January 17 when the Eredivisie season resumes following their winter break.
NEC will host Willem II.
Day 31 Wrap: Socceroos touchdown in Samara
The Socceroos have landed in Samara as the countdown to Denmark fast approaches. Australia’s second FIFA World Cup™ match will take place at 10pm AEST on Thursday – live on SBS and Optus Sport – with a win essential to keeping the Socceroos’ hopes alive of qualifying through G
Fan diary: Treasuring the FIFA World Cup’s™ endearing underdogs
Being on the ground in Russia and moving among the eclectic mix of supporters and locals provides plenty of lessons about the natural order of world football. One, as a lively Sunday night at the official Fan Fest in Kazan demonstrated, is that Brazil remains beloved despite r
Opponent Watch: Denmark coach's insight into van Marwijk
Denmark’s assistant coach has some unique insights into the Socceroos after working under Bert van Marwijk as one dedicated Peru fan goes to extraordinary lengths to attend the FIFA World Cup™. Plus France’s coach speaks about Antoine Griezmann’s influence on the team as he lo
How Arzani is embracing FIFA World Cup™ challenge
At just 19, Daniel Arzani is the youngest player at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Having already enjoyed a breakout Hyundai A-League season, earned individual honours with the NAB Young Footballer of the Year award and earning a spot in Russia, the youngest member of the Socceroos