A loan with a purchase option after a year wins integers to tie the Brazilian ‘9’, because it allows the Financial Fair Play to dribble
The key to the operation would be to delay the start of the payment by one season until 2024 and, later, divide it into several campaigns
Vitor Roque is the ‘9’ chosen by the technical secretariat so that he can arrive this summer and can grow under the tutelage of Robert Lewandowski. The striker of Ath. Paranaense is going like a shot in this 2023: there are 9 goals in 11 official matches between the South American U-20 and the Paranaense Championship. Last weekend he scored a double with ‘Furacao’, which is already in the semifinals of the Paraná regional tournament.
Not bad when compared with Endrick, the other emerging attacker in the South American market, who hasn’t seen a goal with Palmeiras since, in December, he committed to Real Madrid for 35 ‘kilos’ and who has forced Juni Calafat, director football club for the whites, to move to Sao Paulo. His drought has already extended to 12 games in two months of official competition.
Barça’s challenge with ‘Tigrinho‘, as the ‘Furacao’ striker is also called, is double and interconnected. First of all, it is about overcoming the pressure of the Premier League teams, plus PSG who also see in the young 18-year-old striker a future ‘top’ footballer on the global scene.
Here have the complicity of the player and his family, and his agent, André Cury (the one who was an executive of the culé technical secretariat in South America for a decade) is key to curbing the appetite of the great Europeans and Ath himself. Paranaense, who does not choose to organize an auction to the highest bidder, which, in practice, would mean losing the player for Barça.
as in 2017
In the offices of the Ciutat Esportiva, the ‘Vitor Roque operation’ has begun to be structured, aware of the constraints of the Financial Fair Play, that in its most castrating version imposes Javier Tebas in his merciless war against the leadership of John Laporta.
And, right now, the option that is gaining the most ground to make the hiring of the Brazilian viable is the ‘Mbappé formula’ that PSG applied in the summer of 2017. After paying Barça the termination clause of Neymar Jr., of 222 ‘kilos’, incorporated the emerging star of Monaco, through a one-year loan with a mandatory purchase (to be carried out in the summer of 2018) for a predetermined value of 180 million euros. Thus, the Qatar Sports Investments club dribbled the Financial Fair Play.
With different circumstances, values and protagonists, Barcelona could apply the same ‘modus operandi’ for the same final purpose. Delaying the start of payment for a season (and dividing the total value into several campaigns) for a footballer valued at 35 million would allow Barça to sign and silence the prophets of the apocalypse who proclaim that there will be no signings in the summer. There were a year ago, and there will be again from June 30. Let no one doubt it.