LEE Clark is set to make former Newcastle United striker Peter Lovenkrands his first signing as Birmingham City manager.
Lovenkrands was released this summer after three and a half years at Newcastle United.
The 32-year-old last week trained with his former team-mates as he waited to find a new club.
And ex-Newcastle midfielder Lee Clark – who succeeded Chris Hughton as Birmingham manager this summer – has all but signed the free agent.
Lovenkrands has agreed personal terms, and the former Denmark international was in the Midlands today for a medical as his new colleagues reported back for pre-season training.
A Birmingham statement read: “Blues are set to complete a move for Peter Lovenkrands.
“Personal terms have been agreed with the former Newcastle United man, and the 32-year-old is set to report to Wast Hills this morning.
“Lovenkrands will undergo a medical today, and Lee Clark hopes to confirm the great Dane as his first signing as Blues boss.”
Lovenkrands joined United on a free transfer in January 2009 after a spell at German club Schalke 04.
And the experienced player went on to score 29 goals for the club.
He was an influential figure in the club’s successful promotion campaign, forging a dangerous striking partnership with Andy Carroll.
Lovenkrands joins former United pair Stephen Carr and Steve Caldwell at St Andrew’s.
Clark, sacked as Huddersfield Town manager In February, took over at Birmingham last month.
He has recruited Derek Fazackerley and Terry McDermott to his backroom team at the Championship club.