Stoke City boss Tony Pulis believes the loan signing of Ghana's Haminu Draman is worth the gamble.
Draman is close to joining the Potters on a season-long loan from Lokomotiv Moscow after training with the Premier League new boys this week.
The Ghanaian international winger was recommended to Pulis by his assistant Dave Kemp and he could be available for Saturday's game against Aston Villa.
Pulis has put his faith in Kemp's judgement and is happy to be taking a chance on the temporary signing of Draman.
"Kempy has watched him out in Russia this summer and likes what he sees," Pulis told The Sentinel.
"His judgement of a player is spot on, so I have no problem trusting his opinion.
"He also knows what I like and what we need.
"He tells me he's quick and can play on either wing. Although he's only 22, he's had plenty of experience, so he seems well worth taking a chance on."
Ghanaian international, Haminu Dramani is close to securing a move to the Barclays Premiership from Russian side.
The 22-year-old Black Stars winger has not divulged what contract he is expecting to sign at the Britannia Stadium, but told skysports.com he is training with Tony Pulis' side.
"Just wait and we will see," Dramani told skysports.com.
"There are 13 days for the transfer to be done."