A deal was agreed between Barcelona and Athletico Paranaense in the summer, but Vitor Roque was unable to immediately go to Cam Nou due to financial reasons. As expected, everything will be resolved in January so that Roque can join the Catalan team in the second half of the 2023-24 season.
Coach Xavi Hernandez really wants Roque’s services in January and this has been supported by the team’s leadership. Barcelona’s vice president in charge of economics, Eduard Romeu, affirmed: “We must meet financial fair play laws to sign Roque in January. As we have always said, we will do everything possible.” It is both possible and impossible to please Xavi, as we have done so far.”
Roque is a valuable addition to Barcelona. This 18-year-old player is considered one of the brightest players in Brazilian football. He was in excellent form for Athletico PR in 2023 and made his debut for the Brazilian national team. To get Roque’s signature, Barcelona had to defeat several clubs, especially in the Premier League.
Roque said: “I always had faith that the team I signed with would be Barcelona. I always had that aspiration, it was always my dream so it was always clear to me that I wanted to go to Barcelona. I just want to go to Barcelona.”
Minh Tuan | 04:41 October 18, 2023