Tue 28 February 2023 | 19:10

Brazilian wonderkid Roque opens up about "dream transfer" to Barcelona

The 18-year-old Vitor Roque who plays for Athletico Paranaense was Brazil’s joint-top scorer at the 2023 South American under-20 Championships. Reports suggest that Barcelona and Arsenal are admirers of Roque and have already contacted his entourage.

Earlier, Vitor Roque's agent confirmed Barcelona made a €25m bid for the Athletico Paranaense's 18-year-old youngster, Vitor Roque, who's dubbed as the "next Ronaldo". However, the Brazilian club wants a far higher fee for their prized asset.

Despite that, Roque opened up about his dream of playing for the La Liga giants in an interview with


. He said:

"If ending up going to Barca comes to fruition, it will be a great joy for my family and for me... for this reason, I have to continue working hard and hope that everything will come to fruition over time.”

On the possibility of playing alongside Robert Lewandowski, he added: "

If I had a footballer by my side of this level, I would try to learn as much as I could. If this ends up happening, I'm sure it will be very important for my career. It would be something wonderful."



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source: Sport.es

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