Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Vitor Roque ‘s future. The Brazilian has been highlighted as a key target for Barcelona prior to the summer transfer window, with many seeing him as the ideal long-term offensive solution.
Vitor Roque wants to join Barca before August
According to Romano, Roque wants to move to Barcelona. He’s said it several times in public, but more crucially, he’s maintained an identical view even in private. Vitor Roque, on the other hand, is unwilling to wait until July or August for a move to Catalonia. He wishes for a move to the city as soon as possible, while the club prepares for the upcoming season.
Barcelona, on the other hand, is in a vulnerable position. The club is under intense pressure to improve its finances and cut back on spending. The board members are working around the clock to find financial solutions that will allow them to recruit new players this summer.However, with Lionel Messi’s signing as a top priority, as well as the acquisitions of Inigo Martinez and Ilkay Gundogan, it may take some time for Barça to find room for Vitor Roque.
Roque wants to replicate former Barca striker, Luis Suarez
Barcelona summer target Vitor Roque has shown interest in joining the Blaugrana, claiming that his style of play is similar to that of former Barcelona attacker Luis Suarez. In an interview with SPORT, the 18-year-old Athletico Paranaense striker revealed his future aspirations and idols, among other legends. Barcelona sees Roque as having the potential to replicate the kind of success Suarez enjoyed during his time there. When asked about it, the 18-year-old responded :
“Yes, I think so there is a great similarity. Both Luis Suarez and I use our physique a lot in our way of playing, and we also have points in common in finishing, in being very attentive to scoring goals.”
“Yes of course, Suarez inspires me. Now he plays here at Gremio and I hope that when we play we can exchange jerseys.
“I would be very excited to have his. Very inspired by what he does and I hope that, if I go to Barcelona, I can have the same success that he did. I always played in FIFA with him and saw him on TV and now the opportunity to play against each other may arise”.
Vitor Roque’s idolizes his National hero, Neymar Jr
“Neymar Jr., because he is a guy with extraordinary quality who represents all the virtues that Brazilian football has. He is a great inspiration for my career. I would love to have the same path of success that he has had in European football”
The team is in contact with La Liga officials, requesting permission for involvement in transfer market activities. The procedure could take a while and extend until July or August, affecting the club’s pursuit of Vitor Roque. In terms of the Brazilian, he is eager to join Barça. However, the player has also been pursued by other European powerhouses such as Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. So Barcelona may have a difficult few months as they seek some solutions to recruit the talented Brazilian.
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