After losing Endrick, PSG are already monitoring Vitor Roque

Palmeiras v Athletico Paranaense - Brasileirao 2022
Palmeiras v Athletico Paranaense - Brasileirao 2022 / Alexandre Schneider/GettyImages

Endrick is old news and the members of the PSG front office have already found the next-great Brazilian they want to add to Paris Saint-Germain ranks, Athletico-PR talent Vitor Roque.

According to a report from Goal Brazil, PSG are "already monitoring" the 17-year-old striker from Athletico-PR of the Brasileirao.

The media outlet is informing of the young striker "being scouted by the French," adding that the Brazilian forward has "a release clause of €60M" on his current deal.

A few months ago, in mid-August, Goal already reported interest from different European clubs in Vitor Roque. Back then, no team names were revealed. In their latest report, though, all three of PSG, Barcelona, and Arsenal are mentioned by Goal.

As uncovered by Goal in August, Athletico-PR "shield the 17-year-old with a high release clause" in order to "veto his departure" from Brazil.

PSG are already in pursuit of the next-best Brazilian youngster, who could arrive in July 2023

If Goal numbers are to be believed, then the club from Parana added a €60M release clause to the contract of Vitor Roque with Athletico-PR.

Athletico-PR bought Vitor Roque from Cruzeiro in Apr. 2022 for a measly €4.7M but they are now looking at recouping that amount and then some. The return on their investment, if PSG end up paying the full €60M, would be massive for the Brazilian organization.

Vitor Roque's current deal runs until May 31, 2017. As he's already 17 years old, the strike could land in Europe as soon as next July when he will already have turned 18 and thus be eligible to leave Brazil to play for a team in Europe.

The Brazil U20 international is quoted at a value of €11M on TransferMarkt, nearly five times lower than what Athletico-PR is reportedly setting their demands at judging by the player's newly agreed release clause.

Vitor Roque appeared in 51 games with Athletico-PR last season scoring 14 goals and assisting five more over 2,518 minutes of playing time. He logged 29 of those apps in the Brasileirao (5 goals, 1 assist) and 7 in the Copa Libertadores (2 goals, 2 assists).

According to Goal, PSG have not submitted an offer for the player yet. That said, PSG have a network of scouts in South America keeping a close eye on the player and his development at the Arena da Baixada.

With Endrick ditching PSG in favor of Real Madrid in the recent past, the French club don't want to miss on adding the next-best Brazilian jewel.

Although Vitor Roque's contract with Athletico-PR runs until May 31, 2027, it's been reported that the Brasileirao club would let their player go if a team pays his full €60M release clause.

Vitor Roque, who turns 18 on Feb. 28, 2023, will be able to leave Brazil after that date. With the winter transfer window closing at the end of January, the soonest Vitor Roque would arrive in Europe, and Paris for that matter would be in the summer of 2023.

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The striker will arrive in Europe having already played under legendary coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, his manager at Athletico-PR last season.