Athletico Paranaense forward Vitor Roque has been linked with clubs like Barcelona, Arsenal, and Chelsea in recent weeks.
Vitor Roque has been linked with a move away from Brazil. And a number of clubs like Newcastle United and West Ham United are also keen on signing him. It appears that they will face competition from Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea now. A report from 90min claims that the two London clubs have now registered their interest in signing the Barcelona target.
Roque is highly rated in South America and in Europe. He is a prodigious young talent with massive potential, and the 18-year-old could develop into a superstar in the near future. It is no surprise that the top European clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea, and Barcelona are keen on signing him. He could prove to be a quality long-term investment for all his suitors.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have a proven track record of nurturing talented young players into established first-team stars. And they will be hoping to help Roque fulfil his potential at the north London club.
Furthermore, the Gunners need to add more depth to their attack. And the 18-year-old has emerged as a viable long-term target for them. The opportunity to play for the Premier League leaders and unite with his compatriots Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus at Arsenal could be a tempting opportunity for the Brazilian youngster.
Meanwhile, Chelsea want to add to the pool of young talent at the club. The Blues have been very active in the transfer market so far and have already strengthened their first team significantly. Vitor Roque would be a long-term investment for them. And it remains to be seen whether Chelsea can convince the 18-year-old to snub interest from other clubs and move to Stamford Bridge.
Barcelona and Manchester United have an impressive reputation when it comes to nurturing young talents as well. And Roque, who is keen on joining Barcelona, is clearly spoiled for choice. It will be interesting to see where the talented 18-year-old ends up eventually.
Apparently, the forward has a release clause in his contract worth around €60 million. Most of his suitors are capable of paying that kind of money for a prodigious young talent. But Barcelona’s financial woes might mean they cannot shell out €60 million to sign Vitor Roque. So it remains to be seen how the situation develops.
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