Barcelona-bound Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque’s ‘final’ arrival date at Camp Nou REVEALED: Reports
Roque could join Barcelona before 2023 ends!
Victor Roque could join Xavi's Barcelona by the end of December. (Image via Sport.es)
FC Barcelona is set to rope in Brazilian young star Vitor Roque into the club, much ahead of his anticipated date of arrival in July 2024. Recent reports suggest that the 18-year-old forward could arrive in the winter transfer window as a potential replacement for Gavi.
Vitor Roque and Barcelona had previously announced that they had reached an agreement to sign the young star from Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense, agreeing a contract until the 2030–31 season with a buyout clause of €500 million. He was to join the Catalan side in July 2024. The Brazilian forward made some noteworthy performances in the Brazilian league, which caught the eye of several clubs all around Europe.
Barcelona aims to expedite Roque’s arrival, anticipating his integration into the team by year-end. This move will provide a viable replacement for their sidelined star forward, Gavi, for the remainder of the 2023-24 season. Additionally, up to 80% of Gavi’s €5 million salary can be utilized by Barcelona to facilitate the registration of the Brazilian player.
Vitor Roque has been tipped to join Barca on the 27th of December. This is according to the Mundo Deportivo. He will play his final game for Athletico Paranaense on the 7th of December, before linking up with Xavi‘s Barcelona. With Felix in form, Roque could bring the much-needed youthful energy and versatility to the squad.
What can Barcelona fans expect from Vitor Roque?
Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque is finally set to join Barcelona later this month following his £26 million signing from Brazilian side, Athletico Paranaense last summer. The Culers will expect the young forward to hit the ground running at Camp Nou.
With 12 goals and three assists in 24 Serie A Brazil games this season, Roque is a standout player for Athletico. So, his inclusion in Barcelona would allow Xavi to lean more on young talent, essential for the team’s La Liga title ambitions. Furthermore, the team currently lacks what it takes to stay in the race, and fans anticipate Roque injecting life into their campaign.
In addition to this, Roque is versatile. Further opening space in the squad for other players as he can also operate as a second striker. Now, with the reports of his arrival, Barcelona fans will be all set to welcome their ‘little tiger’ and make him feel at home.
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