Ryan Lamb will join Worcester Warriors from Leicester Tigers after the sides meet in the Aviva Premiership on Friday.
The move will reunite 27-year-old with Dean Ryan, the coach who gave him his break at Gloucester.
Ryan has repeatedly spoken about an inability of either of his incumbent fly halves, Paul Warwick and Ignacio Mieres, to nail down the No 10 shirt but Lamb could be both the running and kicking playmaker Warriors need.
While he has only been a bit-part player at Welford Road this season, the ex-Northampton and London Irish stand-off has the proven pedigree to run a Premiership match and if he can inspire Warriors to a first league win, he could prove to be an inspired signing.
With Toby Flood available after being surprisingly dropped by England and cover in Richard Mele and the promising Owen Williams, Leicester feel able to allow Lamb to leave.