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Vitor Roque’s Agent Expresses Concerns Over Brazilian’s Playing Time at Barcelona

Xavi at Barcelona
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Vitor Roque’s agent, Andre Cury, has voiced his frustration over the Brazil striker’s limited opportunities at Barcelona and hinted at a potential departure if the situation remains unresolved.

Roque, 19, joined Barcelona from Athletico Paranaense in January for €31 million ($33m) but has mainly been used as a substitute, making 13 appearances and scoring two goals.

Cury expressed confusion over Roque’s lack of playing time and criticized Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez for not communicating with the player. Despite Roque’s impressive goal-scoring rate in the limited minutes he has played, Cury believes he deserves more opportunities on the field.

Comparing Roque’s situation to Vinícius Júnior’s gradual integration into Real Madrid, Cury lamented the impatience of the Barcelona media and stressed the importance of nurturing young talent.

While Roque initially chose Barcelona over other lucrative offers, Cury hinted at the possibility of seeking a move away from the Catalan club if his situation does not improve. However, Cury dismissed rumors of a loan move, emphasizing the preference for a permanent transfer if Roque departs Barcelona.

Cury underscored Roque’s commitment to Barcelona but acknowledged the need to explore other options if playing time remains scarce. Despite the financial sacrifice in choosing Barcelona, Cury prioritizes Roque’s development and career trajectory over immediate financial gains.

The agent’s comments highlight the delicate balance between ambition and patience in navigating Roque’s future at Barcelona, with the ultimate goal being regular playing time and career advancement for the young striker.