Vitor Roque, the teen sensation from Brazil, has reportedly reached an agreement with La Liga Champions FC Barcelona. He has been on the Barca radar since a long time and it was good for Barca to pounce upon the teenage wonderkid as he is touted to be one of the upcoming promising talents for the future.
Vitor Roque to join the Spanish heavyweights
Brazil has always been a powerhouse of talent when it comes to football. A country which boasts of greats like Pele, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and latest addition Neymar, it has been quite common for the Brazilian talents to get in sight of the heavyweight European clubs. Neymar was one of the best youngsters of his generation when he arrived at FC Barcelona, from Santos FC, and gradually went on to become one of the greatest players of the world. He achieved innumerable accolades both for Barcelona and later lit up the French capital Paris when he played for them.
His successor Vitor Roque seems to follow his path as the teenage sensation from Atletico Paranaense has already been looked up as one of the prodigies and talent for future. He seems to have reached an agreement with the La Liga champions FC Barcelona, according to reports from AS. While another daily SPORT has reported that he could also be potential number “9” in the upcoming season.
According to the sports dailies, it has been upcoming sports director and former Barca legend Deco who has been the driving force in sealing this deal. He was already well informed about the talent this 18-year old possesses and has been in touch with the player’s agent Andre Cury, who was linked to Barca previously as a sporting representative and talent scout from South America’s largest talent powerhouse.
Replacement for Lewandowski?
Vitor has been one of the top choices for Xavi and he will be desired to bring him in the squad, which he believes might be a reinforcement for the central striker position along Pichichi winner Lewandowski. He could easily play as a striker and has the capability to go for the wings, thus an additional reinforcement for Dembele and his Brazilian counterpart Raphinha.
The Brazilian Under-20 Championship winner is expected to bring with him a lightning speed which has helped him lit up the Brazilian league this season, along with impeccable dribbling skills and never-say-never mentality.
The agreement between both the parties have been agreed at a tenure for five years, where Barcelona will pay his current club around 40 million pounds in three installments, and he will don the Blaugrana colors for the next five seasons. This stands to be 5 million pounds shy of Real Madrid paying for their Brazilian talents Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior.
Roque will look to fulfil his Catalan dream once he reaches the Camp Nou as he is set to embark upon a beautiful journey from being one of Brazil’s best to become the World’s best, following the footsteps of his Brazilian predecessor, the great Neymar.