Midfielder Alberto Soro will join Real Madrid imminently, according to Real Zaragoza president Christian Lapetra.
It has been reported Soro will sign for Madrid in a €2.5million deal that could rise to around €5m, before returning to Zaragoza on loan.
Lapetra said on Friday he expected the transfer to be formally announced "in a matter of hours".
"As president, I have to sign off on the sale and I want to announce Soro will join Real Madrid in a matter of hours," he said, as reported by AS.
"All that remains is to sign a deal that is already done."
The 20-year-old made 29 appearances in a breakout season in the Segunda Division last term, scoring twice.