Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham approach Barcelona for Vitor Roque

Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur have enquired about the availability of Barcelona forward Vitor Roque.

According to a report by AS, Vitor Roque’s future has become the talk of the town, and there is no shortage of interest in his services. The Barcelona prodigy is on the wishlist of Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham, and all three clubs have enquired about him.

Roque made a name for himself quite early in his career. His impressive performances for Athletico Paranaense had put him on the radar of multiple top clubs. Despite all the interest in his services, Barcelona managed to strike a deal for the Brazilian youth international.

Vitor Roque’s limited game time at Barcelona

The Catalan giants signed him from the Brazilian club in January in a deal worth €61 million (€30 million fixed fee plus another €31 million in variables). Roque is considered to be one of the biggest prospects in Brazilian football. He dreamt of succeeding at Barcelona, and that is why he ended up joining them.

But, so far the move has not really gone according to plan. The 19-year-old striker has featured in 13 matches but has been on the pitch for just over 300 minutes. The lack of game time has not pleased him and his agent.

While Barcelona are considering sending him out on loan to help him get used to European football, the player’s entourage is quite clear about their plans. Vitor Roque will either continue at the Spanish club or make a permanent switch. A loan move elsewhere is not in their plans at this stage.

Top clubs are aware of the player’s situation, and they are looking to make the best use of it. Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea are three English giants who would love to have the teenage attacker in their squad, and they have enquired about his availability.

English giants ready to pounce

Tottenham wanted to sign Vitor Roque before he joined Barcelona. They were quite close to his signature before he ended up moving to the Catalan giants and are now ready to revive their interest. Spurs need more firepower in attack ahead of next season, and Roque is someone who can help them in the short as well as the long run.

As far as Manchester United are concerned, they are gearing up for their first transfer window under the leadership of Sir Jim Ratcliffe. The Red Devils are expected to focus on young stars to reinforce their squad, and Vitor Roque could be an ideal fit as he could support Rasmus Hojlund up top.

While Chelsea are keen on signing well-established number nine in the summer to bolster their attack if they do get an opportunity to bring the 19-year-old ace to Stamford Bridge, they are expected to push for it. The Blues have been focused on signing young stars who can help them in the long run and Roque is an ideal fit for them.

Andre Cury, the agent of the teenager is all set to meet with Barcelona sporting director Deco in the coming weeks to discuss his client’s future. They will look to find a solution for Roque and it will be interesting to see what the end result is of that meeting.

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