We've agreed terms with one of the great hopes of soccer in the USA but the deal remains subject to work permit approval.
Convey, still only 20 but with 18 USA caps to his name already, impressed in friendlies against us at the Lane last October and in Washington in May.
Boss Glenn Hoddle and assistant John also watched him train and in action for the US national team.
"What we first liked about him was his hunger, enthusiasm and his desire," said John. "Those factors go a long way.
"He also has a great left foot, can eat up the ground and he looks a very fit lad.
"We think we can develop him into a number of positions. We know he plays in midfield but we'd like to look at other positions as well and that will help him get more games under his belt.
"We are absolutely delighted to sign him. I hope it all goes through - we're waiting on a work permit and we hope that will be finalised quickly. We can't wait to get him over here."
Convey is the third youngest player ever to win a full US cap and the youngest goalscorer ever in Major League Soccer.
John Gorman has pinpointed the key elements that persuaded the club to pursue American star Bobby Convey.