Wolves will reportedly not trigger their option to buy on Francisco Trincao at the end of the season.
Mundo Deportivo have today run a story about the future of Adama Traore, who is on loan at Barcelona from Molineux.
Supposedly, Barca keeping Traore as one of their own is going to be dependent on Wolves paying the money for Trincao this summer.
It is thought the clause agreed between the two clubs last summer was around £25 million (Sky Sports).
But Mundo say Wanderers are not going to exercise that option, which means Barca have no way affording the winger.
The Spanish giants had reportedly agreed an option to buy worth £29 million on him (Sky Sports).
Eyebrows were raised when that deal went through, especially given all the talk about Barcelona’s financial situation.
A lot of people couldn’t understand why Wolves did not negotiate an obligation to buy. It is now clear that Barca simply did not have the money to do that.
The claim about Trincao is interesting timing.
The 22-year-old produced his best display of the season in the 3-2 defeat to Leeds United just before the international break.
He scored and assisted to give Wolves a 2-0 lead. But Bruno Lage’s side frustratingly ended up losing 3-2.
Wolves surely can’t have made a decision on Trincao with nine games still left to play
This is a rather bold claim by Mundo Deportivo.
Trincao has undoubtedly been a bit frustrating this season. His numbers could definitely be a lot better.
But he has also shown glimpses of genuine quality, and his work rate is always really good, which Lage will love.
Against Leeds we finally saw what he can be capable of. It just seems odd that there would be a report now about Wolves not signing him.
There is still a couple of months left to go in the 2021/22 season.
That’s enough time for Trincao to build on his performance against Leeds and maybe show he’s worth the £25 million.