According to journalist Bruno Andrade, Francisco Trincao has indicated his desire to leave Wolves during the upcoming transfer window and wants to join Sporting CP to reunite with his former manager Ruben Amorim.
The Lowdown: Underwhelming loan spell
The 22-year-old first arrived at Molineux on a season-long loan from Spanish giants Barcelona last summer, and despite the club having the option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season, he has only managed to score three goals and provide one assist in 29 appearances in all competitions to date, as per Transfermarkt.
There have recently been claims that the hierarchy will not trigger their option to buy clause, meaning that the final Premier League game of the 2021/22 campaign against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday afternoon could well be the last time we see Trincao in a Wolves shirt.
The Latest: Trincao in ‘talks’ with Sporting
In a new post on his personal Twitter account, Andrade revealed that the winger is already in ‘talks’ with Sporting about the possibility of a move, who are said to view the winger as an ideal replacement for Pablo Sarabia.
“Sporting’s priority target, Trincao has already given the “yes” to being directed again by Ruben Amorim, with whom he worked at SC Braga. It is the ideal replacement for Sarabia. Talks for a 1-year loan are moving in a positive way – salary issues with Barcelona still need to be settled.”
The Verdict: Exit suitable for all parties
Even though Bruno Lage just last month admitted that he thought the £19.8m-rated ace had a bright future ahead of him, it would now appear that the next chapter of his career will be somewhere far away from the Midlands.
Sarabia is only currently on loan with the Lisbon outfit from Paris Saint-Germain, and with Amorim having already managed Trincao during their time together at Braga, it’s no surprise to see that the forward is being linked with a reunion with his former boss.
Once hailed an “unbelievable” player by Wolves journalist Tim Spiers, the 6 foot starlet has shown some glimpses of talent in the top-flight and could be a great addition to Sporting, but clearly not enough to make the Black Country club want to retain his services for next season.
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