Barcelona are ‘planning to replicate PSG’s Mbappe formula to sign Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque’
Barcelona are ‘planning to replicate PSG’s Kylian Mbappe formula to sign £31m-rated Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque – as Spanish giants look to bypass financial restrictions with a loan move and later obligation to buy’
Barcelona are reportedly considering adopting the strategy used by PSG to sign Kylian Mbappe in order to sign Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque.
Roque, who has been dubbed ‘the new Luis Suarez‘ for his lethal finishing around the box, is wanted by a number of European heavyweights but has made it clear his ‘dream’ destination is the Nou Camp.
He helped the Brazil U20 side win the South American Championships in January and was the joint top scorer at the tournament.
However, Barcelona’s financial restrictions will make any transfer difficult with the player valued in the region of £30m.
The club are still way in excess of LaLiga’s salary limit so they will have to operate cleverly in the summer.
Barcelona will try to work around financial restrictions to sign Brazilian wonderkid Vitor Roque
The Spanish club are considering using the formula used by PSG to sign Kylian Mbappe
And Spanish outlet Sport claim they may consider using a similar type of deal as Paris Saint-Germain did to bring in Mbappe.
Financial Fair Play left the French outfit short of space to sign Mbappe due to their world record signing of Neymar the previous summer.
Instead they brought in the forward on loan an obligatory buy clause.
Delaying the start of payment for a season and dividing it across several seasons may be the only way for Barcelona to make a deal work for Roque.
Xavi’s side will have their hands tied when they try to make improvements in the summer
The player will no doubt be hoping they can after his recent comments.
In an interview with Sport, the Athletico Paranaense forward was asked if Barcelona was his destination of choice, and said: ‘Yes, it’s a dream not only for me, but also for any player who comes along.
‘If I end up going to Barca, it will be a great joy for my family and for me.
‘That’s why I have to keep working hard and hope that everything comes together in time.’