Barcelona confirmed on Wednesday that winger Francisco Trincao is on the move once again. The Portugese winger signed for Sporting on a season-long loan and the deal does include a purchase option.
Here is the official statement:
“FC Barcelona and Sporting Clube de Portugal have reached an agreement on the loan of Francisco Trincão until 30 June 2023. The deal includes the option to purchase the player when the loan period expires.”
There are no details provided of the purchase option but reports have suggested the total cost could be around €10 million with Barcelona also retaining 50% of any future sale.
Trincao spent last season on loan at Wolves but the Premier League side opted against signing him permanently and he now gets another challenge back in Portugal.
The 22-year-old has offered a few words about his latest move, via Sporting’s website.
“I’m really happy to be here, it’s what I’ve been wanting for some time and it’s finally come true,” he said.
“I believe that I have grown a lot in recent years and that will help me already this season ”, he said, adding: “I want to continue to evolve and give my best in each training session and in each game. I will give everything for Sporting CP to do the best I can.”
Good luck at Sporting, Francisco Trincao!