Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Brazilian wunderkid, Victor Roque
The young talented from Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense, will sign a seven-year deal with Barcelona, who will pay an initial €30m to the brazilian side with €31m made available in additional bonuses.
Roque has scored 22 goals and made 9 assists for Athletico PR. The Athletico PR starting striker has also scored 5 goals and made 3 assists in 13 Copa Libertadores appearances.
The 18-year-old Brazilian footballer, who is currently playing in the top division, was first said to be of serious interest to the Spanish team in 2022. The player was also said to have turned down more lucrative offers from clubs in Europe in order to become a Barcelona player.
He will be joining the Spanish giants in January, following the end of Brazilian season, but more importantly in order to afford Barcelona time to make space in their salary limit to register him.
Roque is tipped to be Barcelona’s next great number nine, and when he joins the team in January 2024, he will be provided with a mentor in Robert Lewandowski from whom he can learn before eventually taking the reins from the Polish striker.