Barcelona sign Brazilian forward Roque on seven-year deal from 2024

Barcelona sign Brazilian forward Roque on seven-year deal from 2024

While FC Barcelona has undoubtedly acquired numerous talented players over the years, their aspirations extend beyond club football. These young stars also carry the weight of their nation’s flag, aiming to bring pride to their respective homelands.

Vitor Roque, the Brazilian prodigy and newest addition to FC Barcelona, is no exception. As a forward for Athletico Paranaense, he has showcased his abilities and quality not only for his Brazilian club but also for the national team at youth levels.

As reported by SPORT, Vitor Roque’s contributions to the Under-20 Brazil national team in the South American Championship have earned him a spot in the senior squad under the guidance of newly appointed Fernando Diniz.

As Brazil awaits Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival as the new national team manager in the summer of 2024, the interim management believes that the current generation of “irreplaceable” stars has become complacent and has underperformed in international tournaments. Therefore, they are considering injecting younger talent into the team.

In addition to Vitor Roque’s exceptional abilities, Diniz is also considering calling up Vanderson and Caio Henrique, fullbacks from Monaco, Danilo from Nottingham Forest, Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle United, and Raphinha from Barcelona to complement Antony, the forward from Manchester United, on the right wing.

This opportunity provides a strong motivation for the 26-year-old Barcelona star to excel in the pre-season and demonstrate why his talents would be valuable to Fernando Diniz. The coach will soon finalize the squad for the World Cup 2026 qualifiers, which will take place in September.

Vitor Roque’s signing with Barcelona, known as El Tigrinho, has brought much-needed positive news, as officially announced by the club across their various social media and news platforms.