FC Barcelona has finally secured the services of Brazilian youngster Vitor Roque as they have unveiled the confirmation of the former Atletico Paranaense superstar on a perfect Christmas gift for Culers. The attacking wizard would be joining the club on January, as his signing would bolster Xavi’s attacking options.
Vitor Roque: latest Brazilian to add to Barcelona’s magic
Brazil strikers and FC Barcelona seem to be football’s sweetest love stories which have ever existed. This romantic storyline started with several players who came to play for the Catalans, but it got etched into the history when Ronaldinho came to ply his trade with the defending Spanish champions.
The Brazilian maestro, who came to the Catalan club not only to create history, but also projected a La Masia youngster to become one of the legends of the club, Lionel Messi. Since then, the perfect camaraderie between Brazilian players and FC Barcelona seems indelible, as post Ronaldinho, it was Santos legend Neymar who came to the club and outshone his opponents with his dribbling skills and striking exuberance. He became an integral member of the historic trident of Messi-Suarez-Neymar as the troika would always stay in the hearts of Barca fans.
To add to the legacy of Neymar and Ronaldinho, a youngster who has wreaked havoc among the ranks of Brazilian heavyweights Atletico Paranaense, Vitor Roque, is all set to add the Blaugrana colors to his career, which has the potential to outbid his predecessors. Roque is considered to be one of the brightest talents in Brazil football circuit, and he could be well on course to weave his magic wand at the Camp Nou, owing to his skills and immaculate precision with the ball.
A Christmas gift for Culers
With his signing on the cards since August, Vitor was presented by Barcelona in a unique unveiling flair on Christmas Day, thus acting as the perfect Christmas gift for the fans. A prodigal talent with impeccable goal-scoring prowess is set to embark upon his Spanish football journey on December 26, marking a significant chapter in his life, hoping to emulate the legacies left behind by his predecessors in the form of Neymar and Ronaldinho.
His addition would definitely reinforce Barcelona’s attacking options, and with Lewandowski and Raphinha misfiring, he could be a vital cog for Xavi in the playing eleven in the later half of this season. His transfer has involved a whopping 74 million euros, with his first training session slated for a December 29 inauguration. After his initial plan of staying at his home country till mid-2024, a late twist in the form of Gavi’s injury and the flexibility of La Liga’s financial fair play has made things possible for the Brazilian attacker to join the ranks of Barca.
With 21 goals in 45 fixtures for Atletico Paranaense, Roque is indeed considered to be one of the upcoming stars for the Selecao, as he wishes to succeed a throng of legendary stars ahead of him, with several of them playing in La Liga like Vinicius and Rodrygo.
He was signed from Cruzeiro with a mere 24 million dollars, and went on to become one of the legendary names for the “Furacao”. Nicknamed Tigrinho, owing to his exceptional skills of goalscoring precision, Roque has a series of events lined up for him at the club, with his initial training season slated to be on 29th January, and official presentation exclusively on 3rd January, 2024.
His debut is thus eagerly anticipated in the upcoming Spanish Super Cup under the helm of Xavi, who would look to maintain his perfect composure in the playing eleven by including Roque in it.