Less than 24 hours before a match that will define a good part of Barça’s aspirations this season, facing Atlético de Madrid at the Estadi Olímpic Lluis Companys, the Catalan entity has received wonderful news for its interests, perhaps the best of what We are in season.
Their big star signing of the summer, the Brazilian striker Vítor Roque, really couldn’t arrive in the summer, but now he is closer than ever and it is a matter of time before it becomes a reality. There had been a lot of rumors about the possibility of him joining Xavi Hernández’s discipline in winter, but now there is no longer any room for doubt.
The Brazilian South American striker will head to Barcelona in the coming days after his club in Brazil, Club Athletico Paranaense, has confirmed on social networks that this Sunday he will play the last game in front of his fans. A well-deserved award for ‘Tigrinho’ after having returned from an ankle ligament injury, and having done so by scoring after three months out of action to arrive in Barcelona plugged in.
ONE SEE YOU SOON! ⚡️🔴⚫️
— Athletico Paranaense (@AthleticoPR) December 2, 2023
The 18-year-old attacker signed last summer for Barça in a move similar to that of Real Madrid with Endrick, betting on the forward called to wear the ‘9’ in the ‘canarinha’ in the future. While the white signing amounted to 70 million euros and will not arrive in Spain until July 2024, the culé was not far behind and broke the Brasileirao record with 74 ‘kilos’ transfer fee, also keeping his current team 20% of your rights, and you can now count on it.
This allowed them, in addition to Barça’s tight financial situation especially when it came to registering players, to keep Roque on loan for at least six months, which are now coming to an end. In principle, the operation contemplated that the player continue his training in Brazil, but the doubts in Xavi’s team during the first part of the season had accelerated the arrival of Roque, especially the lack of goal with a Robert Lewandowski more unfortunate than usual.
Barça’s intention was officially confirmed this Saturday, when Paranaense announced that this Sunday against Santos will be Roque’s last game at the Ligga Arena in Curitiba before “heading to Europe.” On Thursday, December 7, Paranaense will play the last game of the year at Cuiabá’s home, and from then on, Vítor Roque will be a Barcelona fan for all purposes and will begin a journey that, according to what was signed, will keep him in Barcelona until 2031.
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