Athletico Paranaense midfielder could potentially move to Camp Nou during the winter window.
Barcelona sporting director Deco has admitted that a final decision on the timing of Vitor Roque’s arrival at Camp Nou has still not been made.
Reigning La Liga winners are thinking of bringing in a new player to replace Gavi who got injured last week. The Catalan outfit are able to use 80% of the midfielder’s salary due to the length of his absence.
As per Marca, Roque will be the player signed at the start of 2024. Deco has hinted at the youngster’s arrival in the winter market.
“Xavi and I are coordinated with regard to the market. We are not going to replace Gavi because there is no other player like him on the market and even less so in January,” Deco told reporters.
“We will see which position we will reinforce. We will probably opt for Vitor Roque, but nothing has been decided.”
The 18-year-old has agreed on terms with Barcelona. Athletico Paranaense midfielder could potentially move to Camp Nou during the winter window.
Deco added more to SPORT: “He is a kid who has a goal. And that is very difficult to find. All clubs are looking for a goal. He is young and has important forward movements.
“He looks for space a lot, he presses, he moves very well behind the centre backs. He can be a great player in world football.
“Vitor [Roque] is not a bet of mine. He is a bet of the club. The scouting department also gave its approval, he is a bet of the president, who also listened to my opinion, and also a bet of Xavi. Roque wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Xavi’s approval.”
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