Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed their second signing of the summer.

Francisco Trincao has joined the club on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

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Francisco Trincao (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

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The 21-year-old arrives in the Black Country just a year after signing for the Catalan giants from Braga.

He made 42 appearances for the Spaniards, but struggled for starts.

It is the second time in the space of a year that Wolves and Barca have done business, following the transfer of Nelson Semedo to Molineux.

Trincao comes in hoping to make a big impact. He should get decent game time with Pedro Neto set to miss the start of the 2021/22 season.

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Francisco Trincao (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Neto broke his patella towards the end of 2020/21, forcing him to miss Euro 2020.


The club’s technical director Scott Sellars has given his verdict of the club’s latest capture.

He said: “He’s a really exciting player. It’s an area we’d like more competition, in terms of wide players. I think the fans are going to enjoy watching him play, he drives with the ball well and has good creativity.

“We’ve watched him a lot, especially over the last couple of months, so he’s been on our radar for quite a while. He’s got loads of quality – signing for Barcelona from Braga shows what potential he’s got. He’s 21 and has played quite a lot of games in La Liga, so we think he’s ready for the Premier League.

“He’s a player who drifts past people and he has a great change of direction when he’s moving with the ball.

“He has great speed over two or three yards, to change direction and get away from people, can score and create, and is an exciting player.”

Wolves are said to have a £25 million buy option on Trincao.

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