Barcelona have agreed a deal worth up to €61 million to sign Vitor Roque from Athletico Paranaense.
The 18-year-old forward is expected to join for the 2024-25 season and sign a contract with Barcelona until the 2030-31 season.
The initial transfer fee of €30 million will be paid to Athletico Paranaense, with an additional €31 million in potential bonuses to follow, according to The Athletic. The 18-year-old Brazilian striker has shown immense potential in his performances, attracting the attention of top clubs across Europe.
However, as the Brazilian Serie A continues, Roque will continue to be affiliated with Athletico Paranaense until the season concludes in December. Roque’s official move to Barcelona is scheduled for the 2024-25 season, where he is anticipated to sign a long-term contract binding him to the club until the conclusion of the 2030-31 season. Barcelona has expressed their admiration for Roque by incorporating an astonishing €500 million buyout clause into his contract.
Barcelona fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Roque at the Camp Nou, as his promising young forward career reaches its next chapter. The anticipation for the impact he will make on this storied Spanish club is mounting as the countdown begins.