For top European clubs like FC Barcelona, recruiting the best players is always a great objective no matter the situation. For Barca, certain positions require more attention than others, and as a result, the Catalan giants prioritize those specific positions.
The last arrivals in terms of transfers for FC Barcelona were the two Joaos, Cancelo and Felix, from Manchester City and Atletico Madrid respectively. However, there is one particular star that many fans of Barcelona are quite excited over, and his arrival is yet to take place even though Barcelona has already officially sealed the deal.
According to Spanish outlet SPORT, Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez still remains optimistic about the arrival of 18-year-old Brazilian star Vitor Roque in January. The Athletico Paranaense forward is one of the most exciting talents in the world of football and it is no secret that Barcelona would want to bring him in as soon as possible.
Xavi still hopes to bring him in January and believes it to still be possible, as he stated recently in his press conference for the game against Mallorca: “The possibility of him joining in January is still there.”
However, the truth is that it will be far from easy for FC Barcelona given the reality of their financial situation. As of right now, the financial fair play does not work in favor of Barcelona and the Catalan giants will face massive hurdles in order to bring Roque back with the situation to be like this.
Moreover, the Brazilian talent himself is currently unavailable for action due to suffering an injury while being in action for Athletico Paranaense. An update on his recovery from the medical team does insist that the player will undergo a conservative plan of recovery and treatment rather than a surgical intervention.