Bristol City manager Lee Johnson is close to completing his chase of Verona full-back Eros Pisano according to the Bristol Post.

The 30-year-old Busto Arsizio born right-back has played most of his professional career in the lower divisions of the Italian game but could now be set to test himself in England.

It has been reported that Pisano has held talks with Bristol City and The Robins have agreed a deal to sign the player. The Italian defender is expected to sign a three-year deal at Ashton Gate upon completion of a successful medical later this week.

Pisano started his career with Varese and went on to make 180 senior appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals. The player also spent time on loan at Pisa while at the Stadio Franco Ossola.

After working his way from Serie D to Serie B during the early days of his career, Pisano signed for top flight club Palermo in summer 2011 in a reported £1.5 million deal and the defender went on to make 82 appearances for The Eagles, scoring three goals.

Pisano has spent the last two-and-a-half years with Verona however it now seems that a new overseas challenge awaits the player with the full-back set to test himself in the Sky Bet Championship with Bristol City.