STEFAN Maierhofer could re-join Millwall in time to play against Blackpool on Saturday after agreeing terms on a short-term contract.
Maierhofer, an integral part of the club's Championship survival last season, has accepted an offer to return to The Den until the summer.
The 6ft 7in giant will snub potential moves to Australia and the Middle East to come back to south London and be reunited with Ian Holloway.
When Maierhofer's first spell with the club came to an end last May, he priced himself out of a longer stay by asking for too much money.
The 32-year-old was without a club until November until he signed for Austrian club SC Wiener Neustadt.
But he has remained in regular contact with Holloway during the first five months of the season and a January transfer has now been agreed.
He is expected to fly into the UK on Thursday to complete the move.