FC Barcelona and its preparations for the upcoming summer transfer window are well underway. One particular position they are closely evaluating is the striker role. With veteran Robert Lewandowski leading the line at 34 years old, the Catalan giants are keen to secure a young and promising backup striker to provide depth and competition in the squad.
FC Barcelona and Roque
Among the emerging talents catching Barcelona’s attention is Vitor Roque, a highly regarded Brazilian prospect. The 18-year-old has been making waves in South America. Attracting interest from several top European clubs due to his impressive performances and natural goal-scoring ability.
However, according to journalist Toni Juanmarti, Barcelona’s pursuit of Roque is currently hindered by financial constraints. The club’s board recognizes Roque’s potential to make a significant impact. But they are unable to meet the €45 million price tag set by his current club, Athletico Paranaense. The Catalans are focusing their resources on resolving other pressing matters. Such as contract renewals and securing the services of their star player Lionel Messi.
Despite the financial limitations, FC Barcelona remains hopeful that Roque will bide his time and postpone considering other offers. They believe that in the future, when the club is in a better financial position, they will be able to make a more enticing bid for the young Brazilian striker.
Roque’s impressive goal-scoring record, with 15 goals and four assists in just five months of competitive action, has contributed to his high valuation despite his relative lack of exposure in European football. Dubbed ‘Tigrinho’ for his predatory instincts in front of goal, the Brazilian prodigy has already made his debut for the national team, highlighting his immense potential.
As the summer transfer window approaches, FC Barcelona fans eagerly anticipate the club’s moves to strengthen their squad and secure the services of promising talents like Roque. While financial constraints currently limit their immediate pursuit, the club remains optimistic about the possibility of adding the young striker to their ranks in the future, once their financial situation allows for it.