Brazi boss Ramon Menezes has backed Vitor Roque to be a success at Barcelona. Barca have agreed on a close to €61 million deal, including variables, for Roque in the summer.
The striker will join the club in 2024. Roque is one of the most highly touted prospects in Brazilian football. Speaking about the youngster, Menezes told Diario AS:
“I see Vitor Roque becoming one of the top players in the world. We have high hopes for him and placed a lot of trust in him. He’s never lost what’s best about him, hunger, appetite and always wanting more and more.”
Roque has been performing at a very high level for his current club Athletico Paranense. He has scored 20 goals and provided eight assists in 41 games for the Brazilian club so far.
Barcelona fans are excited about the arrival of the youngster, as the consensus belief is that Roque could eventually succeed Robert Lewandowski, who has signs of regression this season.
Roque might even feature alongside the Pole in Barca’s attack when he arrives next year before taking over from Lewandowski.