Barça formalizes the signing of Vitor Roque

FC Barcelona has made its third signing official of the season after the hiring of Ilkay Gündogan and Íñigo Martínez. This is Vitor Roque (18 years old) Center forward for Athlético Paranaense, who has committed to the Blaugrana club until the end of the 30-31 season, although he will not land at the Camp Nou until the summer of 2024. Although there has been speculation that Barça will pay the Brazilian team 30 million fixed plus 31 in variables, the Barça club has not offered any transfer figure in its statement.

As of today, the operation for him to join the team this summer is impossible to execute Because being a player who comes with a transfer, a part of the amortization is already included, so the salary mass that would have to be released would be almost 25 million euros.

Taking into account the Viability Plan approved by LaLiga, in which Barcelona is governed by the 50% formula, only the departure of two players with a medium/high profile and who also generated an economic income could allow the early arrival of the young 18-year-old striker.

Vitor Roque, with the Brazilian team.
Vitor Roque, with the Brazilian team.JUAN PABLO PINOAFP

The player He has already had his first contact with Xavi, with whom he spoke by telephone last Friday according to what Joaquim Piera revealed in Sport.

After an agreement was reached in Curitiba in a meeting between the player’s representatives, Athlético Paranaense and Barcelona, ​​the Barcelona coach contacted the player to explain what he expects of him and show him his wish that he can be part of the blaugrana team as soon as possible without waiting for the winter transfer window. However, this circumstance is pending possible departures and the club are not too optimistic about it.

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