Barcelona sealed Brazil sensation Vitor Roque

Barcelona sealed Brazil sensation Vitor Roque as the 18-year-old winger will sign long-term deal after days of negotiations.

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Vitor Roque joining Barca

Athletico Paranaense and the La Liga giants Barca reached an agreement to sign Roque.


The forward, who scored 15 goals and five assists in 29 games this season, according to Fabrizio Romano, only wanted Barca since April.

The Italian transfer expert claimed that Roque had told his agent to ignore any offers other than the Catalan club.

The contract could include a €1B release clause, and the only thing remains when Roque joins Xavi Hernandez’s team.

Vitor Roque to join Barcelona
Vitor Roque to join Barcelona

Roque set to join in 2024

Also, according to Romano, the striker will join in Jan 2024 as he is waiting for the changes that may occur at Barca and the Laliga salary cap regulations.

Moreover, the club’s attacking line is quite crowded with Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, and Raphinha, one of whom could be loaded to clear the space for Roque to join.

If that (the offload of Torres/Fati/Rafinha) takes place, Roque may join this Summer.

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If this is not the case, and Barca cannot make a big sale, Vitor Roque will have to wait until January 2024 or, in the worst-case scenario, the Summer of 2024.

The club is looking for options to take him out of Brazil so that he can adapt to European football, although it has yet to find a clear solution.

Xavi’s side wishes to bring him in as soon as possible so that he can adapt more quickly, although one thing is wishful thinking, and another is reality.

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