Henrique set for QPR switch from Sao Paulo

Samba whizkid Henrique set to kick-start Sparky's QPR revolution

Mark Hughes is on the verge of making one of Brazil's hottest prospects his first QPR signing after striker Henrique declared he's heading for Loftus Road.

It is understood that the highly-rated 20-year-old Sao Paulo starlet will sign an initial 18-month loan deal with a view to a permanent 5million switch.

Henrique – who was voted the Player of the Tournament at last summer's FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Colombia – has been courted by a host of big club on the continent.

Capital calling: Brazilian whizkid Henrique is set to become Mark Hughes' first signing at QPR

Capital calling: Brazilian whizkid Henrique is set to become Mark Hughes' first signing at QPR

But Hughes appears to have one the race, in what could potentially prove to be a major coup for the Barclays Premier League strugglers, after Henrique revealed he is excited about QPR's plans.

'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,' said Henrqiue, speaking to The Sun.

'I want to go to a club with ambition and to play in London would be a fantastic opportunity.

Targets: New QPR boss Hughes is hoping to add more quality to his struggling squad this month

Targets: New QPR boss Hughes is hoping to add more quality to his struggling squad this month

'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.'