New QPR boss set to land first target

Mark Hughes Mark Hughes is set to complete a move for his first new recruit in Brazilian wonder-kid Henrique.
The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Brazil and is a vital player for the national Under-20 side.

The Sao Paulo striker was part of the squad which lifted the World Youth Cup last year, whilst he also finished the tournament as top-scorer.

Despite interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe, with the well-known names in Spain, Italy and Germany all believed to be interested; it looks as if QPR are set to land him, making Henrique the first signing since Mark Hughes’ reign began last week.

Even though the deal is thought to only be a loan move, it looks likely that the transfer will include an option for QPR to be able to sign the player on a permanent basis in 2013.

Henrique himself refused to speak about the speculation, saying: “I don’t know anything” when asked.
But, his manager Emerson Leao, insists that the player will be leaving the club.

“Our president [Juvenal Juvincio] is doing what he promised,” he said.
“I wanted to see people fighting for a place. He understood it was time for a change and these changes aren’t over.

“Henrique could leave tomorrow or any time soon.”

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