After giving in, Athletico agrees to bring forward Vitor Roque’s departure to Barcelona

After giving in, Athletico agrees to bring forward Vitor Roque’s departure to Barcelona

Furacão waits for the striker to recover from injury so he can compete in the final stretch of the Brazilian Championship before leaving for Barcelona officially

The soap opera about the departure of Victor Roque reached an end: the Athletico Paranaense gave in and accepted that the attacker present himself to the Barcelona six months in advance. The 18-year-old athlete will transfer to the Catalan team in January 2024.

When selling the player, made in July, Furacão had agreed with Barça that Roque would stay in Brazil until the middle of next year. Since then, representatives of the Spanish club, such as the coach xavireinforce the idea of ​​counting on the center forward before the one signed with the Brazilians.

The first attempt at anticipation took place after the elimination of the round of 16 of the Libertadores against Bolivardenied by the Furacão board, claiming that the player would be important for qualifying for the South American for the Brasileirão. Now, DecoBarcelona’s sporting director, went to Curitiba talk to Vitor Roque and the club’s board of directors.

Deco wants to provide peace of mind regarding financial fair play, given that Barcelona’s salary limit has plummeted. To accommodate the attacker, the board would need to sell someone and make room in the budget, or resort to sponsorships and other sources of income. Aware of the scenario, Vitor Roque intends to travel to the Spanish city in November, to find housing. The player’s injury made conversations about anticipation return to the agenda between the teams.


Source: sportbuzz

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