Vitor Roque's move to Barcelona grows more realistic as he rejects Arsenal offer

Barca seems to be getting closer to making their first acquisition of the summer hiring period

The La Liga leaders have been watching Athletico Paranaense forward Vitor Roque for a while now, and they caught a glimpse of him at the recent U20 Sudamericano in Colombia, where he tied for the tournament’s most goal scoring with Brazil.

Barcelona has made headway in recent days on a deal that would see Roque join this summer as Robert Lewandowski’s backup, with an eye towards the 18-year-old eventually succeeding the Polish international.

Roque’s interest isn’t limited to Barca, though; the teen’s interest in Arsenal has also been verified. Roque has recently expressed his wish to play for Barcelona despite this.

Sport reports that Roque is getting closer to joining Barca after turning down an offer from the Premier League’s top team. Roque is said to have only been interested in joining the Blaugrana after learning of their desire.

Officials from Barcelona will be overjoyed by this information as they begin to prepare Xavi Hernandez’s team for the upcoming season.

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