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Vitor Roque’s agent explains how Barcelona might afford €61m switch


The agent of Barcelona striker Vitor Roque has confirmed the small print of the switch which helped the cash-strapped membership full a deal.

Final summer time, Barcelona introduced a deal had been reached to signal teenage striker Roque from Athletico Paranaense, paying an preliminary €30m (£25.7m) and agreeing to bonuses price an extra €31m (£26.6m).

The deal got here at a time wherein Barcelona’s monetary struggles are not any secret. The membership had been unable to signal any new gamers in January, when Roque finally joined the membership, and proceed to battle desperately in opposition to their large money owed, so committing to a €61m (£52.3m) deal for a teenage ahead got here as an actual shock.

Nonetheless, Roque’s agent has now revealed the phrases of a beneficial cost plan which allowed Barcelona to get the deal over the road.

“In the intervening time there’s a queue of golf equipment that might be keen to signal him for €50m,” Andre Cury advised RAC1. “Barca has solely paid €10m [so far].

“Barca pays €5m each six months till they attain the fastened €30m, after which to satisfy all of the variables, Vitor must be a starter.

“If he’s a starter at Barca at 20 years previous, his price ticket can be €200m, for positive.”

Vitor Roque, Nahuel Molina

Roque has struggled for minutes to date in Barcelona / Angel Martinez/GettyImages

Cury went on to substantiate the variables concerned which might take the deal to the total €61m.

“€1m for the Ballon d’Or and €2m or €3m for being among the many three finest with FIFA [at The Best awards],” he stated. “The remainder is for beginning half of the video games.”

Roque has two objectives in 9 La Liga appearances to date, though he has began only one sport and has as a substitute been pressured to simply accept sporadic appearances off the bench, together with his solitary begin the one outing which has lasted longer than half-hour.

“[Roque] additionally understands the state of affairs, however I believe that in some video games he might have performed him a couple of extra minutes,” Cury added.