The offer was a loan move with an obligation to buy for a total of €50 million. However, no agreement has been made with Barcelona, with talks still ongoing. Many other clubs are also still interested in the Portuguese U21 international.
The English club that is trying to get Francisco Trincão from Barcelona is Leicester.
The first bid was a loan with obligation to buy for €50M total.
Still no agreement with Barça and many clubs interested – but talks are on. Atalanta not in the race atm. 🇵🇹🔵 #LCFC #Barça
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 4, 2020
Leicester City Make Opening Offer For Francisco Trincao
Recent Move to Barcelona for Trincao
Considering that Trincao only became a Barcelona player on the July 1, it would be surprising to see the Portuguese forward leave on a permanent deal. However, it wouldn’t be all that shocking to see the youngster go out on loan to get more playing time.
🔜 Francisco Trincão
Agreement with @SCBragaOficial for Trincão transfer; he'll join FC Barcelona on 1 July 2020.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 31, 2020
After announcing in January that a move had been agreed with Braga for €31 million, the forward remained with the Portuguese side till the end of this season, helping them to a third-place finish in the Liga NOS.
Significant Role for Braga in 2020
2020 has seen the youngster breakthrough into the Braga first team as a regular starter. Since the new year, he has played in every game in the league for the Portuguese club.
In that time he played a part in 15 goals for the Portuguese club, scoring eight and assisting seven.
Barcelona Squad Depth
Barcelona currently have seven forwards in their squad, and the addition for the 20-year-old will make that eight. Although it looks like Barcelona are looking to offload Philippe Coutinho, this will still leave Trincao battling for places with Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati and Alex Collado.
With the depth that Barcelona have upfront, letting the Portuguese youngster leave on loan is probably the most logical move for Barcelona as well as the player. With talks still ongoing with Leicester, it is still certainly possible that we see this wonderkid in the Premier League next season.