BARCELONA (Spain) – “Juventus challenge Real Madrid and Barcelona: offered 15 million for Vitor Roque“According to El Mundo Deportivo, the Juventus club would have tried to anticipate the two Spanish giants in the race for the rising star of Brazilian football. 17 years completed on February 28 and passed in April from Cruzeiro to Atletico Paranaense, with whom he has just won the final of the Libertadores Cup as a protagonist.
“Who is Vitor Roque, the talent who bewitched Juve”
Born in Timoteo, in Minas Gerais, on February 28, 2005, Vitor Hugo Roque Ferreira is a striker – and, if necessary, an offensive winger on both sides – who has already scored 13 goals in 40 appearances in his young career, the last of which in the first knockout round of the Libertadores Cup. This year, in the Brazilian championship, they are instead 4 stamps in just 8 appearances. Numbers that are not leaving the market operators of the top teams indifferent, especially in Europe, and in this context theJuventus offeraccording to El Mundo Deportivo returned to the sender from Atletico Paranaense, which would aim for a figure close to the 45 million collected by Flamengo for Vinicius Junior and Santos for Rodrygo, both bought by Real Madrid. Vitor Roque took his first steps in the youth teams of Coronel Fabriciano and América Mineiro, but rose to the headlines with the Cruzeiro of the ‘Fenomeno’ Ronaldo, making his debut under the guidance of Vanderlei Luxemburg on 13 October 2021 in a Serie B match against Botafogo at just 16 years, 7 months and 15 days. At the end of the season there will be 6 centers in 16 games, plus 10 scored in the U17 Brasileirao. Purchased by Atletico Paranaense for 4.3 million – the figure corresponding to the release clause – it was announced as “one of the jewels of green-gold football, snatched from several important clubs“. His current coach, the world champion Luiz Felipe Scolari, describes it as “a different player, with the physical, technical and mental structure of a 23-year-olddifficult to mark, who protects the ball well, is fast, knows how to communicate with his teammates outside the penalty area and over time will add new skills to his repertoire“. In Brazil they are convinced of his imminent arrival in Europeperhaps as early as February 28, upon reaching the age of majority.
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