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Barcelona set for €7 million boost as winger’s sale is all-but-official



Fransisco Trincao left Barcelona on loan to Sporting CP last summer after a difficult spell with Wolves the season prior. The move to Portugal was seem as one that would do him a world of good, especially given that he would be under the command of the manager who gave his his first debut for Braga.

According to reports from Gabriel Sans, Barcelona are set to receive €7 million for Trincao from Sporting CP according to a clause on the deal.

The initial agreement between the two parties was a loan move for a fee of €3 million. It also had a mandatory purchase clause set at €7 million that would be triggered if the club stayed in the first division.

19 games through the campaign in Liga Portugal, Ruben Amorim’s side sit fourth on the table with 38 points in 19 games. 15 games remain, but it is clear that they are set to retain their place in the top flight.

In addition to the sum to be received for a permanent transfer, Barcelona will also reserve 50% of any future sale of the player. They have also secured an option to buy back the player for €20-25 million in the future.

Needless to say, this is a good bargain from the Catalan perspective in all senses.

Barcelona signed Trincao in 2020 from Braga hoping for him to be the new wizard on the right-flank. Despite a promising start, the youngster soon fell off in prominence and found himself at the exit door.

In 42 appearances for the Catalans, he’s scored just three goals and provided two assists. Further, he averages just 0.3 key passes per game.

He has been a relatively regular starter for the Portuguese outfit and has four goal contributions in 19 appearances so far. However, it is clear that he is far from the level required to play for Barcelona.

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