Future Barcelona striker Vitor Roque is close to returning from an ankle ligament injury. After suffering an injury on September 21, he was able to resume playing for Athletico Paranaense two months later.
Roque will move to Barcelona in 2024 for 30 million euros plus an additional 31 million euros depending on performance. But the Catalans are concerned about his injury. It kept Roque out of action for eight weeks. However, Mundo Deportivo said that He can now practice with the ball.
The 18-year-old striker will return in the next match against Vasco da Gama this Saturday. Roque remains Athletico Paranaense’s top scorer with 20 goals and seven assists in 42 appearances this season, helping the home team sit in seventh place with four matches remaining in the Brazilian Serie A.
Roque’s future is still a question mark. Barcelona initially planned to bring Roque to the club in January, ahead of his July 2024 schedule, but salary cap concerns mean their intention may not be possible. The Blaugrana will need to bring in economic leverage if they want Roque to arrive in the winter transfer window.
Dang Nguyen | 09:07 November 21, 2023