Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said that he thinks a swap deal involving Francisco Trincao and Adama Traore could be ‘a very good option’.
He was speaking last night in an interview with RAC1 on an array of topics, including transfers.
Wolves star Traore, of course, is currently on loan at the Nou Camp.
And Trincao is on loan at Molineux, where he has been since the start of the season.
The deal that was struck with Barca in January included an option to buy for around £29 million.
But we’ve had several reports that the Catalan giants are not in a position to be able to trigger it.
Laporta had recently admitted the club was in a tricky financial position.
But now, the president has confirmed they are thinking of another way to secure Traore as one of their own – by using Trincao in a swap deal.
He said, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano: “I think a swap deal with Wolves between Francisco Trincão and Adama Traoré could be a very good option.
“We’re really happy with Adama and his impact, attitude, performances.”
It could all depend on Francisco Trincao
He therefore needs to go in the summer.
His preference would be to stay at Barcelona, but they clearly don’t intend to pay that option to buy clause.
Wolves could well entertain the idea of a swap, but it depends if Trincao wants to remain at Molineux permanently.
He has struggled a bit at times this season, but had his best game against Leeds United before the international break.
We haven’t heard the youngster state that he wants to stay at the club.
But perhaps hearing those comments from Laporta will make him realise he’s surplus to requirements there.