Brazilian boy wonder Lucas Moura is looking to make his mark in Europe when he finally links up with Paris Saint-Germain at the beginning of next year.
The Ligue 1 outfit reportedly agreed a fee of €35m for the highly-rated player over the summer, but they allowed the the 20-year-old to remain with Sao Paulo for the remainder of their season.
But with the Brasileirao set to conclude this weekend and O Tricolor Paulista already guaranteed fourth place, Lucas can start turning his attentions towards his move to the capital club in January.
"I am leaving Brazil for a great opportunity abroad offered to me by Paris Saint-Germain," he said. "A footballer needs to seize moments like these, you'll never know what tomorrow is going to bring.
"I have goals to achieve in Europe, and PSG are a massive club. They made a proposal that was good to me and to Sao Paulo. There are a lot of Brazilian players at PSG and the club have an excellent project. These factors made me reach a decision."
Lucas revealed he looked up to former France playmaker Zinedine Zidane while growing up and hopes he can add his name to the list of South Americans who have shone in Europe.
"Zinedine Zidane was my idol," he said. "I know he's been a nemesis to Brazil in World Cups, but he was one of the best players I have ever seen.
"I have always enjoyed watching skilful players such as Robinho, [Lionel] Messi, Denilson and Ronaldinho. Those guys had a fantastic touch and I studied them a lot so I could try to emulate some of their moves, copy some of their skills."