Barcelona’s tips for signing Vitor Roque to La Liga | Soccer | Sports

The long wait to see Vitor Roque, “Tigrinho”, make his debut for FC Barcelona is not yet over. For now, there will be one more chapter: this Thursday’s home match in Gran Canaria against Las Palmas (9:30 p.m., on Movistar LaLiga). A new economic problem, the fact of not having received the 40 million euros corresponding to the sale of 10% of Barça Vision to Libero, means that the registration of the Brazilian signing – in Barcelona for a week, on December 27 – has been cancelled. Without salary margin, the club must take advantage of article 77 of La Liga and resort to the signing of Gavi, who is seriously injured. Despite everything, Barca management are confident that his registration will arrive in time for him to make his debut in the first match of the year. “He will be on the team roster and we hope he can be available. I guess it’s just a matter of hours,” Xavi Hernández said before the match. And he added: “We will proceed with caution. He is an 18-year-old boy and we cannot ask him accounts. “It was taken care of and arrived safely.”

The Barça club have brought forward the signing of the Brazilian to combat the lack of goals of a team struggling with goal scoring. Lewandowski has found the net nine times – he did not score in the team’s last victory (3-2), against Almería – and is a far cry from last season’s 30 goals. A footballing need which does not correspond to the financial situation of the club. Barcelona has not received 40 million euros from the Libero Football Finance AG reversal fund due to be subscribed before the 31st of December 2023. A plazo which has been doubled by the directive, can initially be booked for the next time. of August. But that didn’t happen. The club has launched all the corresponding legal actions to claim it and is working to find a new buyer.

Faced with necessity, Laporta and his board will have to take advantage of Gavi’s injury and take advantage of article 77 of the La Liga regulations, by which an overwhelmed club, as is the case of Barcelona, ​​can use up ‘at 80% of the long-term injured player’s cost and a maximum of 2% of the team’s cost limit. Knowing that the amount allocated to Barça last September was 270 million euros, the maximum will be 5.4 million. To do this, an annex must be included in Roque’s contract to register him until June 30, 2024. The club assures that there will be no problems, but approval is still pending from the employers, who must give the green light for ‘Tigrinho’ can play normally. Currently, the player has been training with the group under Xavi since December 29. “Raphinha acted as Cicero within the team, Araujo also spoke with him because he knows Portuguese and there is Bojan, who can accompany him perfectly. He is very young, but we will help him,” said the Blaugrana coach about Vitor Roque’s adaptation.

This is therefore a temporary solution. On July 1, if sufficient space has not been generated for your registration, in accordance with Fair play financial, the player will be excluded from the official team. The Brazilian is a Barça footballer until 2031, thanks to an operation with Atlético Paranaense which closed at 30 million fixed euros and 31 million variable euros. Therefore, in any case, Barcelona will have to repeat, in the summer window, the process of signing Roque for the entire contract.

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