Arsenal to fight Barcelona for Brazilian teenage sensation: report

Arsenal target Vitor Roque
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Arsenal are desperate to secure the signature of Brazilian sensation Vitor Roque, say reports, but they face competition from Barcelona. 

Roque was one of the stars of the South American Under-20 Championship this month, finishing as joint-top scorer alongside Chelsea new boy Andrey Santos as the Selecao claimed the title.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.