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Official! Paranaense fires Vitor Roque and 'confirms' his arrival at Barça in January

Published:2/12/2023 - 23:03h

Updated:3/12/2023 - 07:29h

After a period of uncertainty, Atlético Paranaense has confirmed the transfer of Vitor Roque to FC Barcelona in January through a statement. The player will say goodbye to the red and black fans in the match against Santos in what will be the official farewell of 'Tigrinho'

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The Athletic Paranaense has confirmed officially the game of Vítor Roque to the Barcelona in January. Through a communiqué, the Brazilian club announced that the forward will contest his last party with them this Sunday before undertaking his trip to Spain. The 'tigrinho' will join to the Barça for the second half of the season, being a key acquisition after the injury of Gavi.

In spite of the economic difficulties of the Barcelona, the club has centred his interest in the 'carioca' as the only option to reinforce his staff. Although the arrival of the player expected originally in July, the absence of Gavi during the rest of the season has accelerated the plans, confirming like this the arrival in January of 2024, as the stipulated contractualmente.

Will be able to inscribe to Roque?

The team of the City Condal, however, confronts to the challenge to manage the registration of the player because of the restrictions salariales imposed by The League. With a limit salarial exceeded, the club only can inscribe players by means of savings in index cards or generation of plusvalías. Although the signing of Roque is guaranteeed, the capacity of the entity to fulfil with the requirements of registration will depend on to obtain at least the 40 agreed millions in summer from the investment fund Free, that still has not made the payment.

Vitor, the one who returned recently of a grave injury in the ankle, has turned into a need for Xavi, because of his short staff and the recurrent injuries. With alone 19 players in the first team and the fault of pure forwards, the arrival of Roque sees like a solution to contribute freshness and depth to a team that throws of subsidiary more than what would like him.

Although it sacks of the fans this Sunday, the ariete will play his last party with the Athletic Paranaense against the Cuiabá next Thursday, 7 December, before heading to Barcelona. His return to the terrains of game cleared all the doubts about his state of form, annotating a goal and going back to be determinant for the team rojinegro. Now, the next challenge of the 'Tigrinho' will be to strengthen the leading culé in the second half of the season, in research of his first titles in Europe.

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