Wolves and Barcelona each have a winger on loan from each other and reports in Spain claim those deals will be made permanent in the summer.
Spanish outlet Sport claim that Francisco Trincao and Adama Traore will permanently join their loan clubs when the summer transfer window opens.
They report that the deal has been arranged by super agent Jorge Mendes and that neither club will pay a fee to the other.
Trincao cost £26 million (BBC) when he joined Barcelona in January 2020, and his purchase option in his Wolves loan is close to – if not the exact same as – Traore’s at the Nou Camp.
The solution should ease any fears that Barcelona will not sign Traore permanently, sending him back to Molineux with his contract situation even more urgent.
Trincao, as well as Pedro Neto, Hwang Hee-Chan and Pedro Neto are charged with filling the void left by Traore’s absence.
The Portuguese wideman has not really shone since arriving in England, and it remains to be seen how robust he is in terms of dealing with the rigours of the Premier League and influencing matches within it.
If the report is true, it also rules out any prospect of Wolves selling Traore to fund investment in other areas of the squad.
If Traore had left in the summer, that might have been the plan but given his contract situation, his market value has gone down and Wolves seemingly view this as the best way to get a return on him.
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