Sao Paulo youngster awaiting work permit ahead of Loftus Road move.
QPR have reached an agreement with Sao Paulo over signing Brazilian striker Henrique, subject to a work permit.
The 20-year-old spoke to new QPR manager Mark Hughes about joining on a reported 18-month loan deal, including the option of a permanent transfer.
Henrique, the player of the tournament at the Under-20 World Cup last summer, claimed the move is “a fantastic opportunity”.
But he may struggle to obtain a work permit due to his lack of senior caps.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
It would be most harsh if the powers that be failed to issue Henrique a work permit on the grounds that he is yet to secure a senior Brazilian national team cap. The Sao Paulo striker is just 20 years of age and as such would find it hard to have earned a call-up but his form at Under 20 level, nine goals in 13 appearances, is clearly an indicator of quality and potential.
Mark Hughes has clearly seen something he likes and will be looking to the youngster to help his QPR side find the back of the net, something they have struggled to do of late, managing just six goals in their last nine Premier League fixtures, helping to contribute to a nine match spell without a win.
Henrique helped Brazil to an Under 20 World Cup triumph last term, in a tournament he finished top scorer in, and whilst clearly tender in years the Brasilia born striker is considered by many to be a hot prospect.