Belfast Telegraph

Permit problems halt Henrique deal

QPR have failed in their attempt to sign Brazilian striker Henrique after he was denied a work permit.

The Brazil Under-20 international looked set for a move to Loftus Road in the wake of Mark Hughes' appointment as the club's new manager. Although QPR had reached agreement with Sao Paulo over a deal, it hinged on the 20-year-old being given the go-ahead to play in England.

A work permit hearing was held on Monday when it was determined Henrique did not satisfy the required criteria.

A QPR spokesman told Press Association Sport: "He didn't get a work permit for various reasons."

Among those reasons were the fact the player still has limited experience in club football, and because he has not yet made his debut for the senior Brazil team.


From Belfast Telegraph