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Sporting and Benfica want to loan in Trincao next season

Wolves have an option to buy Francisco Trincao at the end of the season but clubs in his native Portugal are hoping to loan him in.

A report from Record claims that Portuguese giants Sporting and Benfica are eyeing a loan swoop for the winger in the summer.

Wolves have a purchase option in the terms of his loan deal but it claims both clubs are hoping they do not choose to use it.

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Trincao put in the best performance of his Wolves spell so far in Friday night’s loss to Leeds, but he has not been anywhere near consistent enough.

We have written that unless there is a drastic change, Wolves should not be paying the £25 million it would take to make his loan swoop permanent.

Trincao left Portugal in January 2020 when he moved from Braga to Barcelona but his remains a story of unfulfilled potential as it stands.

Former Molineux man David Edwards hailed him as ‘absolutely sensational’ in September, after Wolves’ first win of the season when they beat Watford 2-0.

But he has looked short on the physicality needed to succeed in the Premier League; at least until Friday night’s substitute display.

Trincao has to do a lot to kick on from here and earn a permanent Wolves move and that could mean his next move is back to Portugal.