Francisco Trincao is almost done moving to Sporting CP. The Portuguese giants will pay €10 million for the forward from Barcelona
According to a report from the Portuguese newspaper Record, Francisco Trincao will move to Sporting CP for good this summer instead of going there on loan. The 22-year-old player is going to the Portuguese powerhouses in a deal worth €10 million. Barcelona will keep 50% of his rights.
Francisco Trincao moved to Barcelona two years ago after a breakout season with SC Braga in the 2019-20 season. But the Portuguese forward had trouble making an impact in his first season at Camp Nou, so the Blaugrana loaned him to Wolverhampton Wanderers last summer.
The 22-year-old’s luck did not improve much when he moved to the Molineux, where he only scored three goals and had one assist in 30 games. Trincao is back at FC Barcelona, but it doesn’t look like he will be there for long. This time, the player is likely to leave Barcelona for good, with Sporting CP being his next stop.
Around March, Sporting CP first showed interest in Trincao, and since then, they have worked harder to get him to play for them. Ruben Amorim is making a lot of changes to his team during the summer transfer window, and he wants to add a wide attacker before the 2022/23 season starts.
Will the move work for Trincao?
To do this, Sporting CP and Barcelona have been talking about a deal for Trincao for a few weeks, and every few days the terms of a possible move have changed. At first, the Portuguese powerhouses wanted to get the Barcelona forward on loan, and they made several offers to get him away from Camp Nou.
The 22-year-old was supposed to move to the Jose Alvalade Stadium on loan, but in the last few days, Sporting and Barcelona have come to different agreements. Trincao is almost ready to sign a permanent deal worth €10 million with the Verde e brancos.
Also, Barcelona will keep half of his rights, which means they will get half of the transfer fee if he is ever sold again. Barcelona seems to have made a good deal, and it will be interesting to see how much it helps them in the future.