Wolverhampton Wanderers completed the signing of Francisco Trincao on a season-long loan from Barcelona.
The winger joins as the club’s second addition of the summer.
His signing very much came out of the blue yesterday.
There had been some transfer links to the player recently, but it had all been fairly quiet up until the actual announcement.
It seems the club have moved to sign Trincao, with Pedro Neto set to miss the start of 2021/22.
The reaction to Trincao’s signing has been very positive, with even some neutrals giving credit.
It seems Wolves have got themselves a fine young player.
Potentially, Trincao is quite special. Former Portugal international Paulo Futre certainly thinks so.
He said of Trincao last year (via TugaScout): “For me, Trincão is already one of the five best left-footed players in the history of Portuguese football.
“And I have no doubts that Trincão is going to be the best.
“If he has no problems with injuries, he’s going to win the Balon d’Or.”
High praise for Trincao
Ultimately his first season at Barcelona didn’t really go as planned.
He struggled for game time, as was perhaps to be expected given the players around him.
But Futre’s previous comments indicate how much potential Trincao has.
To suggest he’s going to win the Ballon d’Or really is quite something.
Hopefully Bruno Lage can get the most out of him during his time at Molineux.