Rodrigo Muniz is poised to undergo a medical in Brazil ahead of his proposed permanent transfer from Flamengo to Fulham, according to reports this afternoon.

Leading Brazilian journalist Vene Casagrande reports that Flamengo’s directors have concluded negotiations with Muniz and the striker’s representatives and that the player will have his medical in Brazil before travelling to London to meet his new team-mates. Flamengo accepted Fulham’s offer of around £7m in two staggered payments after the Londoners switched from an initial loan approach in order to secure the 20 year-old’s services. The Brazilian outfit are also entitled to a 20% sell-on clause, which they believe to be an excellent return for a player who only broke into their first team last year.

Flamengo are also understood to believe that a successful deal for Muniz could strengthen ties with leading European clubs. Fulham, following a successful intervention from chief executive Alistair Mackintosh, reached agreement with both Flamengo and Muniz, who has verbally agreed a five year contract at Craven Cottage, after being impressed by new manager Marco Silva’s personal approach. Both Genk and Al-Nasr had agreed fees with Flamengo but were rejected by the young forward in favour of the move to London.