Paul Hart has added some much needed depth to his Portsmouth squad by completing the loan signing of Belgium international Anthony Vanden Borre from Genoa.
Portsmouth have an exclusive option to make the one-year loan a permanent transfer if the 21-year-old, who can play in either defence or midfield, impresses at Fratton Park.
The former Anderlecht and Fiorentina man could go straight into Pompey's squad for Saturday's Premier League opener against Fulham, providing the club receive international clearance for the player.
Hart said he was delighted to be bringing in a player who made his international debut at 16, and who will offer Pompey some much needed versatility.
"He's young and a Belgian international. I think he's at the stage where he's threatened to do so much for such a long time that now he's got to come up with the goods and we're looking forward to being part of it.
"He played right-back last night for his country and can play right side of midfield as well.
"His versatility is one of the biggest things that attracted me to him."
Hart has also revealed that Kanu is close to committing his future to the club by signing a one-year deal.
The Nigerian striker has been out of contract since the end of last season but had a clause in his contract that promised he would be offered a new one if he played a certain amount of games. That clause has now been triggered after he made 25 appearances for the club.
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