Barça has made significant strides in strengthening its squad with the recent acquisition of Vitor Roque, widely regarded as the best young No.9 in South American football. This exciting transfer agreement between Barcelona and Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense has created a buzz in the football world. As the details of the deal unfold, fans eagerly await the arrival of this talented young striker, who is poised to make a significant impact on the Catalan side’s future success.
The Agreement and Transfer Details:
According to reports from SPORT, Barcelona and Athletic Paranaense have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Vitor Roque. The negotiations took place at the Citutat Esportiva headquarters, culminating in a definitive arrangement. The Catalan club has secured the 18-year-old centre-forward for a transfer fee of 35 million euros, along with an additional 10 million euros in variables, spread across three years.
Vitor Roque will sign a contract with Barcelona, until 30 June 2028. However, certain specifics, such as salary details, are yet to be finalize. But the player and his entourage have expressed their commitment to reaching a mutually beneficial agreement that aligns with Barcelona’s new financial reality under the leadership of President Joan Laporta.
Awaiting the Unveiling:
The official announcement of the agreement between the two clubs is expected to be made public in the coming weeks. This will be a pivotal moment in Vitor Roque’s journey to Barcelona. The young striker is set to join the squad led Xavi Hernandez during the upcoming summer transfer window.
The time of the official announcement of the transfer remains uncertain. Will Vitor Roque, AKA “Tigrinho,” will participate in Barcelona’s upcoming tour in the United States from 19 to 30 July? Let’s see. But his arrival in the Catalan capital is imminent. The registration process will be completed once there is room within the club’s FFP, ensuring a smooth transition for the talented striker.
Continued Commitments with Athletic Paranaense:
While awaiting his Barcelona debut, Vitor Roque will honor his commitments with Athletico Paranaense. The Brazilian club is currently active on multiple fronts. Competing in the Brasileirao, Copa do Brasil, and the prestigious Copa Libertadores. Roque remains dedicated to achieving success with his current team before embarking on his new adventure.
The negotiations between Barcelona and Athletic Paranaense were expertly handled by sporting director Deco. He was accompanied by the club’s CEO Alexandre Mattos and player agent André Cury. Their collaborative efforts ensured a smooth and efficient resolution. Deflecting offers from top Premier League clubs such as Chelsea and Arsenal to secure Vitor Roque’s future with Barcelona.