Manchester United are reportedly now in the race to sign Brazilian youngster Vitor Roque, alongside the likes of Paris Saint-German.
That’s according to a report from Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport who claim that United must act fast, with PSG prepared to make an ‘assault’ on Athletico Paranaense for the youngster’s signature.
It is suggested that he has a €60 million release clause inserted into his contract, although it is not made clear as to whether Athletico Paranaense would be prepared to accept less than that for the talented teenager.
He is such an exciting young talent, and it’s little wonder why he has clubs such as Man United and PSG interested in signing him.
It seems as though Erik ten Hag will have to act quickly if he wants to bring the South American sensation to Old Trafford…
Manchester United eyeing Vitor Roque swoop
GDS reckon that the Red Devils have the Athletico Paranaense starlet on their radar this month. And what an incredibly exciting addition he would be to Ten Hag’s ranks.
Football Talent Scout describe Roque as a ‘sensational talent, and they’re not wrong. What a player the 17-year-old is.
He can play on either wing or as a centre-forward, and he has already racked up a respectable 13 goals and four assists in 52 senior appearances. He possesses pace and technical ability in abundance and is surprisingly strong and robust for someone so young.
Roque has the quintessential South American tenacity as well, and it’s that side of his game that makes him such a well-rounded player. It must be noted that €60 million is obviously a lot of money for someone who is so young and entirely unproven in the Premier League.
However, I truly believe that Vitor Roque would be totally worth that fee for Manchester United. That being said, whether the Red Devils manage to beat PSG to his signature remains to be seen.
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