Wolves seal signing of Barcelona winger Francisco Trincao

The exciting 21-year-old joins on a season-long loan from La Liga giants Barcelona, subject to medical and work permit.

Bruno Lage has made Portuguese winger Francisco Trincao his second signing as Wolves head coach. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Wolves manager Bruno Lage has made Portuguese winger Francisco Trincao the second addition to his squad. The 21-year-old joins on a season-long loan from La Liga giants FC Barcelona. The same is subject to a medical and work permit. Interestingly, Wolves enjoy an option to make the move permanent in the future. Trincao has played for Portugal alongside as many as six new Wolves teammates. He will now make his maiden appearance in the Premier League, being a regular member of the national squad.

“He’s a really exciting player”

“He’s a really exciting player. It’s an area we’d like more competition, in terms of wide players. I think the fans are going to enjoy watching him play, he drives with the ball well and has good creativity. We’ve watched him a lot, especially over the last couple of months, so he’s been on our radar for quite a while. He’s got loads of quality, signing for Barcelona from Braga shows what potential he’s got. He’s 21 and has played quite a lot of games in La Liga, so we think he’s ready for the Premier League,” said Technical director Scott Sellars as quoted by the Wolves official website.

“He’s a player who drifts past people and he has a great change of direction when he’s moving with the ball. He has great speed over two or three yards, to change direction and get away from people, can score and create, and is an exciting player,” he added.

Trincao has played Europa League football at Braga. He further enjoyed Champions League experience with FC Barcelona. The winger made his mark at Braga, enjoying an exciting journey in the first-team alongside Pedro Neto. He scored or assisted 22 goals in his 48 games for the Liga Nos club.

Impressive European debut at Molineux

Trincao impressed on his European debut at Molineux as a second-half substitute in the Europa League in September 2019, propelling him into the limelight. This was followed by a move to FC Barcelona. The winger recorded more than 40 appearances at the Spanish club, scoring three goals. He played 28 league games (scoring twice against Alaves and once against Betis), seven in the Champions League, five in the Copa del Rey and two in the Spanish Super Cup.

“He’s a player who has good experience, a good pedigree in terms of club and international games he’s had, so he’s certainly a player who is going to add quality to the squad. We have a large Portuguese contingent, and they look after each other well, but are also integrated in the whole group. They’re really hard-working, with a good mentality, so I’m sure he’ll integrate well and settle in quickly. With the manager’s Portuguese background, he knows him and speaks very highly of him, so he’s a player we’re very excited to be bringing to the club,” concluded Sellars.

The club recently completed the signing of England youth international goalkeeper Louie Moulden. Moulden, 19, has agreed a two-year deal at Molineux. He became a Wolves player on 1st July after his contract at Manchester City expired.




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