Report – Man Utd in talks to sign bench warmer, he has £428million clause

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Man Utd must strengthen the strike-force in the summer and reports indicate they are in talks to sign Vitor Roque from Barcelona.

As per a story published by Mundo Deportivo today, the Spanish giants may have to offload the Brazilian forward in the next transfer window, if they fail to register him.

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The famous Catalan news source claim Man Utd have held talks with the representatives of the striker to find out about his situation at the Nou Camp.

Last year, Barcelona paid a fee of £52.2million to hire the services of Roque from Athletico Paranaense and inserted a mammoth release clause of £428million in the deal (The Athletic).

However in the current campaign, the South American has mainly been a bench warmer under the management of club legend, Xavi.

So far, he has only started two games in the Spanish league and found the net on as many occasions.

Mundo Deportivo report that Roque wants to stay but would consider going out on loan if he cannot find a place in the team.

In the presence of a world class forward like Robert Lewandowski, it is unlikely the situation would change for the 19-year-old.

In such a scenario, Man Utd have made contact to sign Roque but they are not alone in the race. Even the likes of Napoli, Nice, Betis and Sevilla are interested in hiring his services.

The 20-time English champions should find a replacement for Anthony Martial, whose current deal at Old Trafford will expire next month.

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