Many Wolves couldn’t quite believe their eyes when on the morning of July 4, the club announced the loan capture of Francisco Trincao from Barcelona.
Although there were one or two reports about him in the weeks before, the signing really did come out of the blue.
He has arrived with an exciting reputation having been rubbing shoulders with Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann last term.
He ended up making the move to Molineux due to struggling for regular minutes at the Nou Camp.
So far this term Trincao has made four appearances for Wolves – three in the Premier League and he also played against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.
Trincao has so far managed one goal for Wolves, which was a really well-worked goal at the City Ground.
Following that lively showing against Forest, Trincao then started against Manchester United, and put in his best performance to date.
Fans really praised his efforts after the game, despite the team coming up just short in the end.
He came agonisingly close to opening his account in the Premier League, but some brilliant defending from Aaron Wan-Bissaka prevented his big moment with a goal-line clearance.
Trincao did really well against the Red Devils and played with a confidence that was lacking a little against Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Former United goalkeeper Tim Howard said after transfer deadline day that Trincao had blown him away.
Wolves fans can be pleased with Trincao contributions
It might take a little bit of time before we see what Trincao is truly about.
But it’s definitely been a good start from the 21-year-old.
It was always going to be interesting to see how he would deal with the physicality. So far, he’s done a decent job of looking after himself.
The performance against Manchester United was definitely encouraging. Maybe he will prove to be the ideal cover for the injured Pedro Neto.
Neto could be a big miss for Wolves in the first half of the season. But he doesn’t have to be if Trincao steps up to the plate, as he looks like he has the potential to.