Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak has joined Lokomotiv Moscow on a season-long loan, the Russian champions have confirmed.
An ESPN FC source revealed that the deal was close last weekend and the 28-year-old Poland international completed his move as PSG jetted off to Singapore for the International Champions Cup.
For the moment, Lokomotiv have not revealed any details regarding a potential option to buy Krychowiak at the end of the loan.
However, per the source, an agreement exists that practically guarantees the move will be made permanent at the end of the new Russian season.
Krychowiak was relegated from the Premier League while on loan at West Bromwich Albion last season, and was deemed surplus to requirements at Parc des Princes as he lacks the technique new coach Thomas Tuchel wants from his midfielders.
Yuri Semin's men will pay around €10 million for Krychowiak when the term ends and they will pay an initial loan fee, taking the total amount that PSG could make on Krychowiak to nearer €15m.
It is possible that the option at the end of the loan could ultimately be paid in installments.
Krychowiak was part of the Poland squad that was eliminated in the group stages at this summer's World Cup, but he did score one of their two goals in Russia and is set for his medical this coming week.
Krychowiak's stock has plummeted since he left Sevilla for PSG in 2016 after two consecutive UEFA Europa League titles.
Krychowiak, who played for Reims and Bordeaux before joining Sevilla in 2014, was sold on Lokomotiv by fellow Pole Maciej Rybus, who left Lyon for Russia last year, and the promise of Champions League football.