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Wolves: Francisco Trincao expected to leave this summer

Wolves: Francisco Trincao expected to leave this summer -Wolves News

Wolves loanee Francisco Trincao is unlikely to remain at Molineux beyond this summer, according to journalist Ryan Taylor.

The Lowdown: Trincao disappoints on loan

The Portuguese forward moved to the Black County on loan from Barcelona last summer, looking to enjoy regular football and become a key part of Bruno Lage’s plans.

However, he struggled to make an impact throughout the 2021/22 campaign, scoring just twice in 28 Premier League appearances and registering only one assist.

There is the £25m option of Wolves signing the 22-year-old permanently this summer, but that doesn’t appear likely to be triggered.

The Latest: Summer exit expected

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Taylor claimed that Wolves are not interested in keeping hold of Trincao, who could be set for a return to his homeland. The journalist outlined:

“I don’t think Wolves are going to exercise their option to buy. He’s a player with huge potential and has shown in glimpses that he’s got a lot of quality, but it’s not really worked out for one reason or another.

“It looks like he could go to Sporting on loan, but Lage seemed to suggest the other day that no decision has been made yet, but I expect him not to be signed permanently. The figure’s £25 million, which is obviously quite substantial.”

The Verdict: Correct call by Wolves

While Trincao is a talented young player – former Wolves ace Dave Edwards recently dubbed him “terrific” – he did nowhere near enough this season to suggest that he is worth a £25m investment.

His end product was sorely lacking all too often, as highlighted by his aforementioned statistics, while his overall performances saw him ranked 15th in WhoScored‘s metrics for the campaign. Also, Lage also has decent wide options already in the squad such as Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence.

The money which would have been spent on Trincao can instead go towards a new attacking recruit this summer – something that Wolves badly need after a paltry return of 38 top-flight goals from as many games this season.

In other news, Tim Spiers has dropped a key Wolves update. Read more here.

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