Wolverhampton Wanderers have officially announced their second signing of the summer in Francisco Trincao.
The 21-year-old joins the club on loan from Barcelona.
His arrival follows the recent addition of centre-back Yerson Mosquera from Atletico Nacional.
Trincao has been with Barca since transferring from Braga last summer.
So far, he’s made 42 appearances for the club, but had been struggling for starts at the Nou Camp.
He joins a big Portuguese contingent at Molineux, and will get to play with Pedro Neto, whom he played at SC Vianense with.
The pair both grew up in the Portuguese town of Viana do Castelo.
According to The Athletic, Trincao’s move to the Black Country includes a £25 million option to buy.
The Telegraph’s John Percy reports the player will fly to England today and begin his quarantine period before joining his new teammates.
His signing will increase the competition for the likes Adama Traore and Daniel Podence in the wide areas.
With Neto set to miss the start of the campaign due to injury, he will be a welcome option for new manager Bruno Lage.
A positive early move from Wolves
Getting Trincao in on loan and early is a positive move from Wolves.
The club needed an extra forward to cover the absence of Neto in the early stages of 2021/22.
It hasn’t really happened for Trincao at Barca, but he’s definitely a talent.
You don’t sign for the Catalan giants for £26 million (talkSPORT) if you don’t have something about you.
Hopefully he’ll settle quickly – with so many Portuguese players around the place, there is surely a reasonable chance of that.