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Barcelona and Sporting now negotiating Francisco Trincao deal after star's Wolves loan

Barcelona and Sporting CP are reportedly in talks over Francisco Trincao, with the winger having finished his loan spell with Wolves.

The youngster spent the 2021/22 season at Molineux, and the club have the option to buy the player.

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But Wolves will not be taking up that option, with Trincao having not shown enough in a Wolves shirt.

He showed glimpses of his talent, but Wolves have not been convinced him by.

So he is heading back to Barcelona, who are now in negotiations with Sporting CP about a move.

According to SPORT, the Portuguese outlet are the team showing the most interest at the moment. It was also recently claimed that Trincao would like to work with his old manager Ruben Amorim again.

Barcelona are proposing to send the player there on loan, but they want to agree on a mandatory buy option once that stint is over.

They would like the clause set at £17 million. SPORT say Sporting are looking to pay around £15 million.

Barca are also after inserting a 30% sell-on clause on the player.

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That is a fairly high sell-on clause, which is understandable because Trincao could potentially be worth a lot of money in a few years.

Former Wolves youngster Pedro Goncalves is a good example of a player heading to Sporting, thriving and having a big market value.

It remains to be seen whether Sporting would be willing to accept the terms presented by Barca.

Trincao set for Sporting as Barcelona seek future windfall

So it looks as though Trincao could potentially be heading back to Portugal.

It seems like there needs to be a bit of negotiating, but it would be a surprise at this point if Trincao didn’t wind up at Sporting.

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It would be a great move for him, to an attacking team that is fighting for the league title.

Potentially he could absolutely flourish there, with the league being much less physical than the Premier League.

Quite possibly, Trincao being at Sporting could make for uncomfortable viewing for Wolves fans, just like Vitinha at Porto and Goncalves at Sporting.