In the early hours of Wednesday, it will be announced whether the 18-year-old attacker will join the Barça club in the same summer market or if the arrival will be postponed to the 2024/25 season. Everything depends on a crucial game in Brazil.
One thing is for sure and that is that Barcelona FC He will enlist the services of striker Vitor Roque, the uncertainty then is when? The agreements of the first operation stipulated that the boy would arrive in the summer of 2024 or earlier, in the winter. But in recent days there has been mention of the possibility that the Carioca Promise arrive at the Spotify Camp Nou in the next few days.
Deco is more than aware of Vitor Roque’s situation at Atlético Paranaense as the debate over the attacker’s departure is in full swing. Of course, for Wesley Carvalho (caretaker coach) it would be better if the young striker left until 2024. But this decision is not made by the player himself, or by Brazilian directors, or by FC Barcelona itself, but by a party.
If Paranaense is eliminated at Libertadores on Tuesday, Vitor Roque will arrive at Barcelona on Wednesday
The situation is clear, but at the same time complex. The Brazilian team is currently taking part in the Copa Libertadores, where they are already in the round of 16. In fact, the first leg has already come to an end when Furacao lost 3-1 and they need at least a 3-0 win this Tuesday at the Arena da Baixada to go straight to the quarter-finals.
If, by fate, Paranaense fails to score the 3 goals or scores 2 and misses out on penalties, Vitor Roque will pack his bags and go to the airport where a plane to Barcelona is waiting for him. Deco already has the protocol ready to formalize the striker’s signing, although some payroll-related issues have yet to be worked out.
Even if Paranaense reaches the quarterfinals, FC Barcelona could wait for Vitor Roque in the same summer
The Blaugrana team have until August 31 to register players, either through loan or, in the case of Carioca, transfer. If Paranaense manages to advance to the quarter-finals, they will have to play this game between August 22nd and 31st. It means that there is still a chance for the Culé team as the club the Brazilian player is playing for could be eliminated in this margin.
If Furacao finally reaches the semi-finals, the time for registering players in Europe will be over, leaving Vitor Roque to join FC Barcelona until 2024. Sport management and Jaon Laporta will be in charge of determining whether it arrives in winter or summer next year. For the time being, the whole of Barcelona will follow this important game, on Tuesday at 21:30 in Brazil and 14:30 in Spain.