Forlin set to fill Jarque boots
Forlin, 21, will sign a five-year contract once the necessary documentation is in place. Media reported the deal was worth around 4 million euros for a high percentage of the player's rights.
"The tragic loss of Jarque has forced the club to seek out a young player of proven ability to reinforce the defence," Espanyol said in a statement.
Club captain Jarque, 26, collapsed and died of heart failure in his hotel while the side were on a pre-season tour of Italy, just over two weeks ago.