MILLWALL are poised to snap up pint-sized French starlet Sofiane El Bekri.
El Bekri, an 18-year-old midfielder who has recently been released by RC Lens, played a trial game for the Lions' development squad in pre-season.
And manager Ian Holloway revealed on Monday morning that the youngster would be signing a deal at The Den.
El Bekri, who is of Algerian descent, was linked with moves to Newcastle and Tottenham by the French media in 2012.
"They let him go because he's too small, but he's absolutely brilliant to be fair with his passing of the ball," Holloway said.
"He came to us through my mate Gary Penrice. He'll be for the U21s but I really like him – he reminds me of Leon Britton."