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Vitor Roque and his potential move to Olympique Lyonnais are making serious waves in the football world

Recently, there’s been a lot of chatter about Vitor Roque, the Brazilian striker from FC Barcelona, possibly joining Olympique Lyonnais. And it seems like Lyon’s interest is indeed genuine.

Last Saturday, during Barcelona’s defeat to Girona, a loss that handed the La Liga title to Real Madrid, Vitor Roque, a 19-year-old forward, didn’t get any playing time. Naturally, this has sparked speculation about his future at the Catalan club, especially considering he’s tied down with a contract until 2031 – that’s quite a long commitment! To keep their young player mentally fresh, Barcelona’s higher-ups seem open to the idea of loaning him out. They originally snapped him up for a cool €40 million from Athletico Paranaense, the same club Lyon raided for Bruno Guimaraes. Lyon, known for giving talented youngsters a chance, particularly from Brazil, could be an attractive prospect for Vitor Roque.

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According to Mundo Deportivo, there’s quite a queue forming for Vitor Roque’s services. Among the clubs reportedly in touch with Barcelona are Lyon. While Xavi, Barcelona’s coach, has admitted that Roque’s current situation isn’t ideal, hinting at a possible permanent move, Catalan sports media suggests that Barcelona won’t be letting go of the Brazilian this summer. They seem to have high hopes for him, at least in the long run. However, Lyon faces stiff competition for the 19-year-old’s signature. Naples, for instance, has also reached out to Roque’s agent to gauge his intentions. Plus, clubs like Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Real Betis, and Nice are keeping a close eye on the situation. Roque has played twice in La Liga and netted two goals since his winter transfer.

It’s clear that Vitor Roque’s future hangs in the balance, with several top clubs vying for his talents. Only time will tell where he’ll end up, but for now, the football world eagerly awaits his next move.

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