Brazilian striker Henrique has confirmed he is ready to join Queens Park Rangers.
The 20-year-old Sao Paulo striker is one of the most coveted young forwards in South America and had long been expected to join one of Europe's elite.
But QPR look have secured a huge transfer coup after agreeing an initial 18-month loan deal, with a view to finalising a £5.5million capture in 2013.
QPR would need to get a work permit for Henrique and, although he is yet to win a senior cap, he is an ever present for Brazil's Under-20 side and was leading scorer at the World Youth Cup last year, which should go some way to helping him towards getting through the red tape.
"I know a lot of clubs are interested in me. But when I spoke to Mark Hughes and QPR, they made me feel very excited about their plans," Henrique is quoted by The Sun.
"I want to go to a club with ambition and to play in London would be a fantastic opportunity.
"The manager is known everywhere. He played for great clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona.
"As a striker, I know I can learn so much from him. I've always wanted to play in Europe and, for me, England has the most exciting league in the world."