‘That Boy Is A Gem’ ‘We Don’t Need Him Pls’ Chelsea Fans Discuss Pursuit Of La Liga Wonderkid

Chelsea are one of a number of clubs who have made enquiries about signing Barcelona forward Vitor Roque, according to AS.

The Brazilian only made the switch to the Camp Nou back in January but he has started just two league games since his arrival. It has already prompted speculation that Roque could leave at the end of the season, with Blues among his potential suitors. Fans on X are split on whether signing the 19-year-old would be a good idea:

Roque’s agent has suggested a transfer away from Barcelona is a strong possibility

Considering that the forward is still only very young, it has been suggested that the player could benefit from a loan move but his agent Andre Cury insists that a permanent switch is much more likely:

“We do not want a loan. If the club decides that he cannot stay, he will be sold. There are many teams interested in Vitor Roque. If the club does not give space to Vitor we will have to look for a solution. Either he stays or he is transferred.”

Cury also said that Barca boss Xavi is not even talking to Roque, and that there has been no communication as to why he hasn’t been used in games more often.

Chelsea will have rivals for the player

AS claim that up to “thirty” teams have registered an interest in Roque since Cury’s comments. In addition to the Blues, the likes of Napoli, Manchester United, Tottenham and Nice are also pursuing the teenager.

Roque is said to be still hoping that he can stay at his current club but, based on his agent’s remarks, a transfer does look to be on the cards.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.