Barcelona’s Brazilian striker wonderkid reveals his two football idols

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Barcelona new signing Vitor Roque has identified Manchester City top striker Erling Haaland alongside former Barcelona star Neymar as his football idols.

The 18-year-old was signed by Barca from Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense this summer. However, the La Liga giants’ Financial Fair Play situation meant that the teenager stayed on at Athletico Paranaense for the season and is due to arrive at the Camp Nou in 2024.

In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, Roque was asked which player he looked up to while growing up. The teenager named his compatriot Neymar – who was at Barca from 2013 and 2017 – and current Manchester City striker Erling Haaland.

There are reports that Roque will join the club in January, as Xavi seek a cover for Robert Lewandowski.