Francisco Trincao has reportedly indicated his desire to join Sporting CP next season and leave Wolves. According to the Portuguese journalists, the winger wants to link back up with Ruben Amorim, whom he worked with at Braga.
He is being billed as a potential replacement for Pablo Sarabia, who is only on loan at the club from Paris Saint-Germain.
Supposedly, talks over a one-year loan move are moving in a positive way. Salary issues still need to be settled with Barcelona.
But it would seem that the chances of Trincao turning out in a Wolves shirt again next season are slim. It has been a very up-and-down season for the 22-year-old at Molineux.
But ultimately, it has never quite happened for him which is a real shame considering how much hype there was when he signed. He has only scored three goals for the club, and made one assist. Those numbers are quite underwhelming.
Recently, there have been claims that Wolves will not move to trigger their option to buy clause, which is thought to be worth 25 million.
It now seems that Sunday’s game against Liverpool could be the final time we see Trincao in a Wolves shirt.
FC Barcelona will have several subjects that attend in the summer. In addition to the incorporation and exit of players, also has to handle the situation with his footballers yielded, those who will return to the club once finalise the season. The one who more calls the attention is Francisco Trincao, the one who will not be still in the Wolverhampton because the English group is not had to pay the 30 million euros of the option of purchase fixed in his loan.
Francisco Trincao still has a good reputation in Europe despite his loan with Wolverhampton Wanderers not going entirely as expected. Therefore, Barça will have to look for a new home for the Portugal international, with Portuguese media reporting he will have options in his homeland with Sporting Lisbon keen.
Trincao burst onto the scene in Portugal with Braga, which led Barca to pay 30 million euros for him, while Abel Ruiz moved in the other direction.
Wolverhampton Wanderers announced the signing of Trincao on a season-long loan, subject to medical and work permit and with an option to make the move permanent in the future; he reunited with Pedro Neto, with whom he had played as a child with Vianense and Braga.
He made his Premier League debut on 14 August, starting in a 1–0 loss away to Leicester City. His first goal came ten days later, as a second-half substitute in a 4–0 victory at Nottingham Forest in the second round of the EFL Cup.
Trincao registered his first Premier League goal, also providing his first assist in the competition in a 3–2 defeat at home to Leeds United on 18 March 2022, having come on as a first-half substitute for injured Ruben Neves.