Inter goalkeeper Julio Cesar has confirmed he will leave the Serie A club to join QPR.
The experienced shotstopper has spent the last seven years plying his trade at San Siro, in which time he has won five league titles and one Champions League.
And the 32-year-old is keen to bid farewell to the Inter supporters ahead of his move to Loftus Road.
Speaking to Brazilian network Rete Globo, Cesar said: “I will leave Inter. I want to thank everyone for these seven wonderful years. I would like to be on the pitch before Inter-Roma to hug all the fans.
“I choose to join QPR because I think will play more than at Inter and Premier League is watched worldwide”.
And, although admitting that the opportunity to join QPR was an unexpected one, Cesar has revealed his excitement at the prospect of a new challenge and playing in the Premier League.
“I am a bit surprised, but I am delighted to have been given the opportunity by QPR to come to London, learn English and play in the Premier League,” Cesar told Sportv News.
“It all started during my summer vacation, when Inter suggested that I reduce my salary.
“No player in my situation would have done that – I am not a hypocrite and I can talk openly about this.
“It became a tough situation for both parties. I then spoke to my representative and I thought this was a good choice.”
Tottenham were also thought to be monitoring Cesar’s situation, but are now close to sealing a £12 million move for Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris.