Within the targets that FC Barcelona continue to monitor, there is one in particular that is already claimed to be a future world star. A particular young Brazilian forward who has a knack for scoring goals and possesses a particular “predator-like” instinct within his game.
Brazilian youngster Vitor Roque is already a superstar in the realms of Brazilian football, and the 18-year-old continues to astound those around the world with his spectacular displays. With 13 goals and 3 assists across all competitions in 24 games for club and country, the player is currently enjoying a fantastic season.
While Barcelona continues to monitor his progression and find a formula that would allow them to make the currently difficult transfer a more feasible possibility, the player has garnered significant praise from Brazilian legend and current Athletico Paranaense teammate, Fernandinho.
A 5-time Premier League winner with Manchester City under ex-Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola and a Copa America winner with the Brazilian National team, a side he has captained on multiple occasions, the now 38-year-old defensive midfielder is a real example of Brazilian excellence for the youngsters around him.
The veteran recently went on to shower Vitor Roque with praise following the youngster’s inspiring performance in their 2-1 victory over Flamengo in the domestic league. The former Manchester City man had the following to say about the 18-year-old:
The youngster continues to attract attention from all over Europe, and consequently, his current club Athletico Paranaense has reportedly valued him above and beyond €35-40 million. For now, the price remains a bit too far-fetched for FC Barcelona, but it remains to be seen if a more feasible agreement can be reached.