Barcelona have been busy so far this summer. With their playing squad alone, they’ve moved decisively and swiftly, bringing in Memphis Depay, Sergio Aguero, Emerson and Eric Garcia, creating a pretty stacked frontline. This, noted by Diario Sport, has created the need to move on deadwood to make space for the new arrivals.
Francisco Trincao is a player who could fit this description. The Portuguese starlet was brought in last summer but has failed to convince; Barcelona like him, however, so it’s likely he’d only leave for a good fee or a loan that would further his development. Trincao provided moments of quality last season but failed to deliver on a consistent basis.
He was signed from Braga last summer for €21m plus Abel Ruiz, a deal many considered a bargain. Indeed, Jorge Mendes brought a proposal of €40m for him to Barcelona last summer only to be rebuffed. If he is to move on, and there is Premier League interest, it’s expected he’d command a fee of around €30m.