Vitor Roque celebrating with the fans


Arsenal's plan to snatch Vitor Roque from Barça

Published:12/02/2023 - 10:44h

Updated:12/02/2023 - 10:44h

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal has positioned itself in the last few hours as a serious contender for the signing of Vitor Roque. The Brazilian striker, one of FC Barcelona's objectives for the summer, will arrive in Europe in August, already at the age of 18

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Except surprise, Vitor Roque will abandon the Athletico Paranaense in summer. Although has agreement with the club of Curitiba until May of 2027, the explosion of the '9' in the last Sudamericano Sub-20 (6 goals with Brazil) has been determinant so that clubs like the FC Barcelona interest seriously in his signing. However, the culés could remain, again, with the empty hands because of the rushed forward of the Arsenal to remain with 'Tigrinho'.

In this sense, the group directed by Mikel Arteta has gone in of full in the 'career' by the forward of 17 years (will fulfil 18 the next 28 February) and already would have well orquestado a plan to remain with a new Brazilian, which would be the fifth of his staff beside the central Gabriel Magalhaes; the mediocentro Jorginho (international with Italy fichado in January), the extreme Gabriel Martinelli and the leading centre Gabriel Jesus, drop by injury.

That would be the first argument 'gunner' to convince to Vitor: surround him of compatriots to facilitate his adaptation. The another 'ace' with which explains the group londinense is his new sportive director, Edu Gaspar. The ex coordinator of selections of the Brazilian Confederation of Football (CBF) would have initiated already the contacts for fichar to the one who a lot of have defined as 'the new Luis Suárez', as it advances the portal ,'.

And it is that, for the Arsenal, the 30 million euros that has fixed the Athletico Paranaense to leave him go out in summer would not represent a problem. Neither it would be it board conversasiones with Luis Felipe Scolari, technician that carried to the club to the subcampeonato in the past Glass Libertadores and that now exerts like coordinator of football of the club. It is as well as the 'gunners' have already defined his leaf of route for fichar to Roque and give to the Barça another slam by a 'jewel' carioca.

To the Barça finish him the time to bid by the '9'

For Joan Laporta, the time can be the main factor against in the negotiations by Vitor Roque. The mandator already would have contacted to the player by means of Deco, but the same surroundings of the forward has left clear that will not expect too much neither by the Barça neither by another club. The need to free until 200 'kilos' in mass salarial to surpass the problems with the 'fair play' financial of LaLiga tie of hands to the directive in this moment. Thus, to the culés could escaparsele a new big signing of face to the future, as sucedió does a pair of months with Endrick.

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