Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright has predicted that Francisco Trincao will enjoy a ‘brilliant’ season at Wolves
Wolves signed the 21-year-old on a season-long loan from Barcelona back in July and they will have the option to buy the winger come the end of the campaign (via BBC Sport).
He has started all four Premier League matches so far under Bruno Lage, helping his compatriot to record a first win of the season at Watford on Saturday.
Trincao has averaged 3.3 dribbles per game up to now, ranking him joint-third in the Premier League alongside Dwight McNeil (via WhoScored). The 21-year-old opened his goalscoring account for Wolves in a 4-0 League Cup rout of Nottingham Forest last month.
Wright has expressed his excitement about Trincao and also stated that the Portugal ace has ‘a beautiful left foot’.
He added: “We know what [Adama] Traore can do, and Trincao, he’s got a beautiful left foot – I think he’s going to be brilliant this season.”
It’s not just the dribbling statistic which stands out for Trincao. As per WhoScored, he is also averaging 2.5 shots, 1.3 key passes and, as an indication of his work rate, 1.8 tackles per match.
In fact, his WhoScored rating of 7.1 across the first four fixtures of the season puts him second in the Wolves rankings for players who’ve started at least one game in the current campaign.
It’s very early days, but the signs are promising, and Wright’s lofty praise seems justified.
In other news, many Wolves fans flocked to this footage from the weekend.
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