The negotiations between Barcelona e Athletico PR by forward transfer Vitor Roque well progressive, sources confirmed ESPN.
The Spanish club are looking for a reserve striker for Robert Lewandowski and turned his attention to the Brazilian, with the new deco sporting director leading the negotiations.
Vitor Roque, 18, is the club’s first option because, in addition to helping Lewandowski in the attacking side, he is worth replacing the Pole in the Future.
Reports from the Spanish press over the weekend indicated that Barcelona had reached an agreement 45 million euros (press R$237.5 million) with Athletico-PR, and include contractual triggers.
Sources involved in the negotiations have not confirmed a settlement. ESPNBut say the the talks are advanced and there is optimism that an agreement will be reached.
Achieving a deal with Athletico-PR is only part of the puzzle, sources add, with Barcelona also expected to clear space in the squad’s wage bill before making any new signings.
Due to the financial rules of the the leaguethe club cannot spend 40% of all that it saves or generates in recruiting new players. Therefore, the Catalans can’t register new athletes until they free up salary space or earn money from the departures of players who are already in the squad.
It is for this reason that Lionel Messi confirmed its intention to join the InterMiami, saying he couldn’t wait for Barca to solve their financial problems.
Sources say Barcelona would like to lighten the weight of their attack before signing a new name for the sector as Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele, Raphinha, Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres have been vying for two spots since xavi corrected his playing system.
Vitor Roque, who has already been called up to the main team of the Brazilis one of the highest rated youngsters in the country.
After starting his career in the youth teams of America Mineiro, Roque joined the cruise in 2021, moving to Athletico the following year in a transfer worth around 4.5 million euros.
The young man has already done more than 50 games for the club A-seriesrating 16 goals and help the team reach the final of the CONMEBOL Libertadores last year and the Campeonato Paranaense title this season.