The representatives of Club Athletico Paranaense have already traveled to Barcelona to close the deal with FC Barcelona. If the operation ends successfully, Vitor Roque will arrive at the Spotify Camp Nou this summer, although it is possible that he will stay on loan until January if the club’s wage bill does not meet the limits of LaLiga.
The arrival of ‘Tigrinho’ would be around 35-40 million euros which, according to some media, would be paid in installments to facilitate the registration of the Carioca. FC Barcelona would secure the signing of a very promising striker and would do so through an operation, in advance, very beneficial.
Born in 2005, at the age of 18, he has earned the position of starting center forward for Athletico Paranaense. He is a striker with supreme physical abilities for a boy of his age: he is strong, fast, agile and has a very good endurance in the melee and in the tackle.
In addition, Vitor Roque is not all physical, he is also a very apt player with the ball, as he demonstrates with statistics such as 1.9 dribbles per game or 0.9 key passes per game.
His statistics on the offensive side of his game also leave no one indifferent: six goals and two assists in 671 minutes.
It is worth noting Vitor Roque’s ambition to play at the Spotify Camp Nou, closing the door on many clubs that offered him more stability and a better economic situation.
The Brazilian striker has always shown his desire to wear the Barça’s jersey and the arrival of Deco to the culé management has accelerated the process.
At least, in advance, FC Barcelona seems to benefit a lot. On the sporting side, they are taking one of the U-20 sensations of Brazil, a possible replacement for Robert Lewandowski and a player very suitable for Barça’s style, although he has several facets to polish.
Economically, the operation seems very positive since, despite being 35-40 million euros, they will be paid in installments and that is very beneficial to facilitate their registration in the LaLiga.
Finally, as an added bonus, they would close the signing of a player who has made many efforts and has shown his enthusiasm to become a new Barça player.
Translated by Marcos Rodríguez.
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