On Saturday, Vitor Roque could make his international debut for Brazil, having been named in Ramon Menezes’ squad for the friendly against Morocco.
The 18-year-old was named in the squad alongside several others that impressed at the U20 Sudamericano earlier this year, in which Brazil were victorious. Roque will hope to cap a memorable start to 2023 with an international cap for the senior team.
Barcelona will have a scout in attendance at the match in Tanger to observe Roque, among others, amid negotiations with Athletico Paranaense over a move this summer.
According to Diario AS, Paranaense have set an asking price of €50m for Roque, which would also see them retain a sell-on clause of 15%, in the event that he leaves Barcelona in the future. Alternatively, the fee could be lowered in exchange for a better sell-on.
Barcelona are hoping to do a deal which would see Roque join this summer on a loan deal with an obligation to buy him at the end of next season, which Paranaense are reportedly open to.
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