Victor Roquethe 18-year-old Brazilian striker, has become the one chosen by the technical secretariat of the FC Barcelona to complement Robert Lewandowski for the upcoming season. However, Athletico Paranaense, the club that owns the player’s rights, demands a minimum sum of 35 million euros for his transfer, a figure that is above the financial possibilities of the culé club.
While FC Barcelona awaits the approval of LaLiga for its viability plan, they have devised different economic strategies to ensure the future. The advantage is that Vitor Roque dreams of playing at the Camp Nou, which plays in favor of the Catalans. However, pressure from Premier League clubs, led by Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle, as well as interest from PSG, complicate the situation.
The two options that FC Barcelona handles to sign Vitor Roque in summer
In the sports management of Barcelona they have already outlined a strategy to ensure the operation and avoid an auction that they could lose. While the Brazilians demand full payment for the transfer, the Blaugrana team is considering other options. One of them would be an assignment with a mandatory purchase option to be executed in 2024, which would give them time to improve their economic situation. The objective is to delay the start of the payment and gain time.
Another option would be to agree on a price distributed in different seasons, starting from this same year 2023, to avoid problems with the Financial Fair Play. Barcelona is aware that it will have to make an initial payment to please the selling club, which is resignedly preparing to lose its player.
However, they also know that they are dealing with a tough negotiator who argues that English clubs have no financial problems when it comes to dealing with large-scale signings. The presence of Deco, also Brazilian, as Barcelona’s sports director, could help soften the demands of Athletico Paranaense.