London: Brazilian striker Henrique has said he is ready to join Queens Park Rangers and help the club in its battle against relegation from the English Premier League.
The 20-year-old Sao Paulo player is one of the most highly-rated young forwards in South America and had long been expected to join a top European side.
But QPR appear to have won the race for his signature after agreeing an initial 18-month loan deal, with a view to finalising a £5.5 million (6.6 million euros) acquisition in 2013.
The London side 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 the leading scorer at the World Youth Cup last year.
"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 told The Sun newespaper.
"I want to go to a club with ambition and to play in London would be a fantastic opportunity. The manager is known everywhere."