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Real Madrid Among Clubs Hoping To Land This Gifted Starlet: One For The Future?

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In a recent report, ge.globo claimed that Real Madrid are among clubs hoping to land Athletico Paranaense starlet Vitor Roque. It has been revealed Los Blancos could face competition in the form of Barcelona, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain in pursuit of the Brazilian striker.

Roque’s Impressive Rise In Brazilian Football

Roque has come through the youth ranks of Cruzeiro before sealing a big move to Athletico Paranaense last summer. The 17-year-old has managed to establish himself as an important member of the Brazilian club’s squad.

The talented teenager has made 36 appearances for his current employers so far, netting seven goals and grabbing three assists in the process across all competitions.

Roque has proven his worth as a reliable performer on the attacking end of the field by averaging 1.4 shots, 0.4 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Brasileirao. However, he has been a bit sloppy when linking up play in the final third, based on his pass success rate of 70% in the top tier of Brazilian football (stats via whoscored).

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Real Madrid Eyeing A Move For Roque: Is He A Prospect For The Future?

Roque is proficient at generating space for himself to get a few strikes in on-target. The Brazilian talent can be a decent finisher in front of the opponent’s goal when he is playing with confidence on the pitch. He can even create some decent plays for others around him but needs to improve his passing accuracy if he wants to taste success at the highest level in the future.

Roque mainly operates as a centre-forward but can also fill in as a wide player on either flank if asked to do so. He is a star in the making but might need some time before he can make an impact for Real Madrid’s first XI.

Still, the pros outweigh the cons of recruiting him. The Brazilian sensation will no doubt be an excellent acquisition for Los Blancos to consider in the long run. He is only getting started but has got the potential to become a future star at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium if Carlo Ancelotti can devise a way to lure him to the Spanish capital next year.

Based on his recent rise in Brazilian football, Roque is definitely a prospect to watch out for in the future. Therefore, the Madrid giants should try everything they can to bring him on board in 2023.

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