Francisco Trincao is a Wolverhampton Wanderers player, and some still can’t quite believe it.

The youngster signed a couple of weeks ago on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

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Trincao struggled for game time last term, but was always likely to given he was competing wtih the likes of Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele.

He’s got huge potential, and fans are buzzing to see what he can bring to Molineux.

One man who knows all about Trincao, is Jose Carvalho Araujo.

Araujo used to be an academy coach at Braga, the club where Trincao developed.

He has spoken at length about the 21-year-old to Sky Sports, and a bit about Pedro Neto, who was also in the youth ranks at Braga.

In the eyes of Araujo, Trincao is a slightly different kind of player to his childhood friend.

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Francisco Trincao (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He said: “He (Trincao) is not so fast or intense but I think he has a little more magic (than Neto).”


“He was an amazing kid, very skinny. Physically, he was very poor but with the ball he was magic, doing tricks, so skilful.”

Araujo insists that Trincao will be more of a playmaker from the wider positions as opposed to someone who’ll look to beat someone explosively like Neto or Adama Traore.

“He is a very humble guy, a very hard worker but also with enormous self-belief, he continued. “Yes, he has amazing ability and capacity to play the game, amazing skills and fabulous goals. But the difference with the best young players is in that mindset.”

Very exciting words

These comments from Araujo make it very hard to remain calm about the signing of Trincao.

To say that he has a little more magic than Neto is definitely a big claim.

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Francisco Trincao (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Despite all the goos things that have been said about Trincao following his move, it is important that fans do allow him that time to settle.

He may have big potential, but the Premier League can be unforgiving and he’ll need the support in those tough times

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