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Revealed: The hefty fee Barcelona could end up paying for Vitor Roque

An insight into the head-turning financial terms of Spanish giants Barcelona’s agreement for Athletico Paranaense sensation Vitor Roque has been forthcoming on Saturday evening.

For those not aware, the name of frontman Roque has taken its place front and centre in the headlines in Catalunya’s capital across the day to date.

This comes after word was forthcoming that, at long last, the powers that be at the Camp Nou have signed off on the signing of the 18-year-old.

As confirmed by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Blaugrana have ‘sent all the contracts’ to their counterparts at Athletico Paranaense, to add the Brazilian international to the club’s burgeoning crop of young talent.

Just how much, though, will Roque set Barca back?

Well, as alluded to above, an insight into precisely that has come to the fore online late on Saturday.

In further info provided by Fabrizio Romano, it is revealed that the base fee for Roque will come in around the €30 million mark.

Altogether more noteworthy, though, are the further €30 million worth of potential add-ons, including one clause linked to the Ballon d’Or.

It is also reiterated once more that though the Brazilian will put pen to paper on his contract with Barcelona immediately, he will not actually link up with Xavi Hernandez’s squad until next January.

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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