Argentine striker Mauro Zarate admits he is looking forward to the prospect of playing for Lazio.
Zarate, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Birmingham City, is expected to finalise a move to Lazio from Al Sadd.
He had been tipped to return to the Premier League, but instead is likely to sign a five-year contract with the Serie A club.
The youngster has researched a switch to the Stadio Olimpico and is confident that he will be suited to playing for Lazio.
Knows a lot
"I know a lot about Italian football because I always watch it on TV and most of all because I have spoken with Hernan Crespo and Lucas Castroman," Zarate told Radio La Red.
"They have both played at Lazio, so they have told me many things about the team.
"I am happy with this chance. I expect everything to get sorted out correctly.
"I don't have any problems in playing in any position as a striker. I can do it on the wing or in the middle. I am used to changing my position."