Barcelona told to pay €50m for Vitor Roque with Athletico Paranaense keen to keep Brazilian wonderkid until 2024 | Goal.com UK
Athletico Paranaense have set a price for their star forward Vitor Roque amid interest form Barcelona in the summer.
- Atletico Paranaense set to demand €60m
- Barcelona to hold meeting with the club
- Paranaense wants player to stay until December.
WHAT HAPPENED? The Brazilian club has asked for a fixed fee of €35
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Barcelona president Joan Laporta is supposed to meet Athletico Paranaense’s director of football, Deco and will then submit a formal bid with the Brazilian club to sign the 18-year-old star.
AND WHAT’S MORE: On April 2022, Roque joined Athletico Paranaense on a five-year deal for £3.7m/$4.5m which was a club record transfer fee for a player. After missing out on signing Lionel Messi, who joined Inter Miami, Barcelona are in need of a quality option upfront.
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WHAT NEXT FOR BARCELONA? The Catalan giants are currently on holiday after a strenuous season that saw them win La Liga. They are set to regroup next month before travelling to the USA where they face clubs like Juventus, Arsenal, Real Madrid and AC Milan.