Cardiff City striker Ibrahim Meite looks set to depart the Premier League club in January as he undergoes a trial with Russian Premier League side FC Ural.
The 22-year-old scored in a 45-minute appearance for Ural in a behind-closed-doors trial against Cypriot first division side Enosis Neon Paralimni Football Club.
After John Terry turned down a contract offer with Spartak Moscow in favour of becoming assistant manager of Aston Villa, Meite would follow David Bentley in being the only Englishmen to have played in Russia.
Neil Warnock was personally involved in signing the young striker from non-league side Harrow Borough F.C in 2017 but he has made only two appearances for the Bluebirds, while also spending six months on loan at Crawley Town.
The Cardiff manager has met with Meite to discuss his future and has explained his difficulty in giving him first-team football, with the club now competing in the Premier League.
Jadon Sancho's rise at Dortmund, earning him his first caps for England, has seen calls for more English players to move abroad in search of regular football, with Eric Dier explaining that he thinks it is a good idea.
"That's so important for their development. Not just as a footballer but as a man.
"He's out of his comfort zone and he's living by himself in a foreign country. Those experiences are important for you to grow as a person."