Wolves should not entertain Barcelona as report makes Xavi/Trincao claim
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Wolves should not entertain Barcelona as report makes Xavi/Trincao claim

New Barcelona manager Xavi reportedly wants to bring Francisco Trincao back from his loan spell at Wolves.

The winger has only been in the Black Country for a few months, and has so far made nine appearances this season.

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Fortunes could be about to change at Barca following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.

And it seems Wolves could well be affected by their managerial change.

But should Wolves really be entertaining any negotiations?

Trincao hasn’t set the world alight yet at Wolves, but there can be no denying he has shown flashes of his huge potential.

He was absolutely superb against Manchester United earlier in the season, and he was also very impressive in the first-half against Everton recently.

Right now, he is still adapting to English football.

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The Premier League is far more physical than La Liga and the Primeira Liga.

Plus he came into this campaign a little rusty having warmed the bench quite a bit last season at Barca.

Pedro Neto took his time to adapt to the English game after his move from Lazio. He really dazzled at times in his second season for the club.

There is no reason why Trincao can’t come good in the same way as his compatriot.

Wolves should not entertain Barcelona

Wolves should not be entertaining Barcelona if they do come calling for an early recall of their player.

Bruno Lage is working with a small squad, and it is not out of the question Adama Traore could leave given his contract situation.

Pedro Neto is set to return around mid-January according to Lage, but the youngster may take some time to get back up to speed after such a long time out.

Wolves need to keep a hold of Trincao for the whole season, as was the original plan.

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Some have accused him of not being physical enough to cope in the Premier League.

Physicality is welcome in Premier League players. But it is not essential, as proven by the likes of Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes.

Trincao can flourish in this league. He just needs to stick at it, and operate with a bit more conviction in the final third.

Neto called him ‘an exciting guy to see’ and ‘a very good player’ at the time of his signing.

The only reason Wolves should think about letting Trincao return to his parent club, is if his heart is not in it at Molineux.