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Barcelona think the sale of £29 million winger Francisco Trincao is a “real option” as Jorge Mendes looks to take the Portugal U21 international to Wolverhampton Wanderers, as reported by Sport

When the Braga starlet completed his big-money move to Camp Nou in January 2020, it was impossible to ignore the similarities with another left-footed right winger. 

You know the one.

“Trincao is an incredible player, with lots of character and remarkable quality,” former Braga teammate Abel Ruiz told PortuGoal.

“He’s a great dribbler. He can go past his man either side – on the right, on the left – and he’s got a very good shot. He’s a complete player. 

“I’d say he’s similar to (Lionel) Messi.” 

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As long as Leo himself is still ripping apart La Liga defences week in, week out, however, Trincao won’t have it easy in Catalonia. The King still reigns supreme, while the young prince has to make do with living in his shadows.

Trincao has started only one of Barca’s past nine league matches. 

And, according to Sport, a dire financial situation at Camp Nou means Barcelona would be willing to cash in on the inconsistent 21-year-old just 18 months after signing him. 

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The Mirror (28 March, page 73) claimed Molineux could be a destination for Trincao, with super-agent Jorge Mendes working on a deal that would see another Iberian prospect arrive in the Black Country. 

He’d certainly be welcomed with open arms at Wolves.

Leicester City made a bid of their own last summer, hoping to take Trincao on loan for two years with a £45 million option-to-buy clause included in the deal (Guardian). 

With Cengiz Under heading back to Roma, the Foxes are in the market for another right-sided attacker – and Trincao certainly fits the bill. 

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