Financial hurdles loom over Vitor Roque’s future at Barcelona

Vitor Roque, the 19-year-old Brazilian striker, made headlines as FC Barcelona’s sole winter signing, arriving six months ahead of schedule from Athletico Paranaense. His addition aimed to bolster competition up front and allow time for adaptation to the team and playing style.

Despite a decent goal-scoring record relative to his playing time, Roque has found himself sidelined during the crucial phase of the season under Xavi Hernandez’s management. While confidence in his potential remains strong, the main hurdle to his continuation at the club lies in financial constraints.

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Reports from Mundo Deportivo indicate that FC Barcelona faces economic challenges due to obligations under financial fair play regulations. Prioritizing reinforcements in other positions such as central midfield and left-wing, along with re-registering Gavi, may squeeze Roque’s stay, contingent upon the club’s ability to generate additional income.

Departure Likely Without Sufficient Revenue

Should Barcelona fail to secure the necessary funds, the possibility of loaning Roque to another club arises. Despite acknowledging his potential and the initial investment, the club prioritizes financial compliance and seeks a loan deal to provide the player with valuable experience and playing time.

However, before resorting to this option, Barcelona commits to exploring alternative avenues to balance its finances, including renegotiating with Nike and selling Barça Vision. The goal is to find a solution that is beneficial to both the club and Vitor Roque’s professional development.

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