Argentine striker Mauro Zarate has arrived in Rome ahead of his protracted move to Lazio.
The 21-year-old finished last season on loan with Birmingham City, but was unable to help the Premier League outfit retain their top-flight status.
The Al-Sadd youngster now has two days to settle in Rome before undergoing a routine medical on Monday morning and finalising his switch.
Lazio have agreed a loan worth £2.4million that includes the option of securing a permanent transfer within a three-year period.
"I am happy to be in Rome," said Zarate after jetting in from Buenos Aires.
"I chose Lazio because it is a great club. Now I am getting ready to attend pre-season training."
Zarate will be Lazio's second signing within the space of a few days after they wrapped up the capture of Libor Kozak on Saturday.
The 19-year-old striker, who scored 11 goals last season, has joined from Czech second division outfit SFC Opava on a five-year contract.