The long-awaited official announcement of Vitor Roque’s transfer to FC Barcelona is just around the corner. As reported earlier by MD, following Athletico Paranaense’s ultimatum to Barcelona to finalize the transfer of the talented 18-year-old Brazilian forward, the Catalan club has fulfilled its obligations. On Friday, the contracts were sent for examination, review, and validation. According to reliable sources, all parties involved anticipate that the official announcement of the transfer will take place shortly, with the possibility even of it being as early as this Saturday.
Initially, Barcelona and Paranaense had agreed on a fixed transfer fee of €35 million, with an additional €10 million in variables. However, the terms were subsequently revised to €30 million fixed, with €20 million in variables. Additionally, a bonus of €5 million has been included if the young forward finishes among the top three in the Ballon d’Or rankings or emerges as the winner.
Vitor Roque’s imminent arrival at Camp Nou has generated significant excitement among Barcelona fans and the footballing world. The talented Brazilian prodigy has been on the radar of top clubs across Europe, making his signing a significant coup for the Blaugrana. Roque’s impressive performances for Athletico Paranaense’s youth teams and his remarkable potential have caught the attention of Barcelona’s scouting network, ultimately leading to the pursuit of his signature.
Months of negotiations finally paying off
The negotiations have been ongoing for some time, with Barcelona’s determination to secure the services of the young striker evident. The finalization of the contracts and the impending announcement are the culmination of extensive discussions and efforts from both clubs. With Roque’s arrival, Barcelona adds another promising talent to its already formidable squad. Further reinforcing its commitment to nurturing young talents and building for the future.
It remains to be seen when VR9 will join the squad. It will, of course, depend on the FFP margin the club will have. Ideally, he would join this summer. But he might have to wait until January or July 2024.
The club sees Vitor Roque’s style of play perfectly aligns with Barcelona’s philosophy. He has exceptional technical ability, agility, and a keen eye for goal. His versatility and attacking prowess make him a valuable asset to the team, capable of making an immediate impact.
As the announcement draws near, culés eagerly anticipate witnessing Roque’s integration into the squad. It will be interesting to see his development under the guidance of Xavi Hernández. The young Brazilian forward joins a prestigious lineage of talents who have graced the Camp Nou turf. Expectations are high for him to follow in their footsteps and leave an indelible mark on Barcelona’s illustrious history.