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Barça is studying the formulas to be able to fit the signing of Vitor Roque this summer within the rules of Financial Fair Play

Barcelona already knows that it will be able to count on the complicity of the entourage of the fashionable center forward in South American football

The hiring of Vitor Roque has not progressed in recent weeks… which is absolutely not normalsince the key to this operation lies in how it can fit into the Financial Fair Play rules that Javier Tebas imposes on Barcelona.

In these moments, the club is studying what are the possible formulas to enable the incorporation of the center forward Ath. paranaensewho has already gone through all the sports filters of the technical secretariat and who, as he himself revealed in an exclusive interview with SPORT, would gladly end up at Camp Nou to learn under the tutelage of Robert Lewandowski.

One of the great competitive advantages of this hiring is that the ‘tiger’, as the top scorer of the last South American Sub-20 is also known, it would not mean a big investment for Barcelona at first, which is fundamental taking into account that, in the summer he will have to continue to lower the penalized payroll yes or yes.

The 18-year-old footballer, and his professional environment led by André Cury (the one who was executive of Barça’s technical secretariat in Brazil for a decade), will facilitate his salary reserve. It won’t be the first nor will it be the last.


The key to the operation, however, is the value of the transaction and the payment system. ‘Furaçao’ valued its emerging star at 30 million euros, plus five in variables, an amount similar to that paid by Real Madrid in December for endrick, the 16-year-old ‘rotten boy’ from Palmeiras who will only land in Chamartín in the summer of 2024.

Barcelona moved well and fast, taking the lead. It was face to face with Ath. Paranaense (has undoubtedly been a great success): decoration (external advisor of Joan Laporta) openly communicated to his former coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, who is now the technical director of Ath. Paranaense, the blaugrana interest in the ‘debut’ sensation of the last Libertadores.

The negotiation climate is adequate. The club from Curitiba, which has already publicly stated that its diamond will appear in the next hiring window, knows that Barça wants its jewel and that it wants to go to Barcelona.

There will hardly be a new step by Barça, if another interested party does not appear and decides to break the bank, The sports management, with Mateu Alemany and Jordi Cruyff at the helm, will not make any move until it has better evidence of the Financial Fair Play conditions it will have to face the summer market.

This Tuesday, Joan Laporta, who acknowledged that the club is looking for a ‘9’, stated that there will need to be matches at the end of the season… which, obviously, will not be defined now at the key moment of the course when the Xavi Hernandez He has chances of reaching a ‘double’, which could be the basis of a ‘triomfant’ project.

With the prospect of casualties more defined, it will then be that Barça, always hand in hand with the family and professional environment of Vitor Roque, will outline the path to follow and what formulas it will be able to implement... and, of course, that ‘Furaçao’ ends up accepting it, because it is one of the hardest Brazilian clubs to break in the transactions of its players.