Barcelona have announced the signing of teenager Vitor Roque from Athletico-PR.
The Catalan giants have signed the talented Brazilian forward and expect him to join in the 2024/25 campaign.
He will sign a long-term contract with the Blaugrana until the summer of 2031.
Barcelona has paid a fee of around €40 million to sign the 18-year-old forward and the release clause has been set at €500 million.
He is expected to be the potential successor to Robert Lewandowski who will turn 35 next month.
Roque has scored 22 goals in 65 appearances for Athletico, including six in his past six games.
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Laporta told Mundo Deportivo: “He very much has his own style. You can’t really compare him with [retired Brazil strikers] Ronaldo or Romario. He is someone that is deadly with both feet inside the box.
“He is different to what we have had here before. If you had to compare him to anyone, it would be Ronaldo, who was a force of nature with us. [Roque] has bags of potential, is young, powerful and Brazilian.”
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