The Scottish Football Association has approved Omar Daley's work permit application, meaning he can complete a two-year deal with Motherwell.
Well boss Stuart McCall said on Saturday he was keen to sign the Jamaica international winger.
Daley, who played under McCall at Bradford, trained at Fir Park after the 30-year-old left Bradford towards the end of last season.
"I know Omar well and I would like the move to happen," said McCall.
Bradford recalled Daley from Rotherham, where he scored once in eight appearances, in April in to ease an injury crisis.
He has 56 caps for Jamaica and had been at Valley Parade since 2007.
"Omar ticks the boxes in the sense that he can play anywhere up font," said McCall.
Daley began his career in his homeland with Portmore United, who loaned him to Reading and Preston North End.
However, his next move was to the United States with Charleston Battery before he headed for Bradford.