Atletico Madrid open to Vitor Roque deal with Barcelona

Conversations are ongoing between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for Joao Felix, who looks set to leave the Metropolitano again this summer. It seems most likely that the Blaugrana, who have declared an interest in retaining him, get Felix back on a loan, but Atletico are keen to exlpore other options.

The Catalan side are unlikely to spend the €60m that Atletico demand for Felix, but Los Colchoneros are open to swap deals. Originally, Ferran Torres was suggested, but that was rejected by the Blaugrana. Neither was Ansu Fati to Atletico’s taste.

However Sport say that they have let it be known that they would be open to a deal involving Vitor Roque. The 19-year-old was given little chance under Xavi Hernandez, and is keen to prove himself at Barcelona under Hansi Flick, who also wants to see him up close.

Barcelona could be interested in an exchange of loans, although they are less clear about a permanent player swap. Their priority if Roque leaves is a simple loan, without any options to buy. Porto are also interested in Roque, but want an option to hang onto the Brazilian. Teams in the Premier League and Juventus have also been linked with him, and would be more looking at a transfer, something Barcelona are wary of.

Roque’s move reflected badly on Xavi and Sporting Director Deco, who brought the deal forward to January but did not give Roque much of a shot. If he is not the talent they thought he was, he becomes something of a problem on a seven-year contract with a rising salary. That said, with none of the €30m variables due yet, Barcelona would need to find a buyer in excess of €30m to make a profit.


Tags Atletico Madrid Barcelona Joao Felix Juventus Porto Vitor Roque



    The rotbench who was somewhat paradoxically the wet dream of mentaIly ill racist on this site, whom they spent 60 mils on is now looking to be moved on, after mere handful of matches. Is this real life, can diIdoIona really be this stupid?

    If that doesnt give you an idea about severity of mentaI illness that is rampant amongst fans and management then I dont know what will.

    Best part is they are looking to move him for a confirmed flop in felix, a player with Cristianocomplex who couldnt settle down in any of loan clubs he frequented, as well as ATM themselves. Atletico are fleecing these idiots.


  2. Barca must start thinking because lack of using head has lead this club to alot of problem ,it is better to retain victor roque who is young and can play as a main striker other than keeping Felix who plays as a winger, lewa is aged and injured how will Barca solve the problem of main striker if the lose victor roque it is stupidity to sell such a player he only needs trust of the club and that of coach and he will score goals.

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