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Barcelona is nearing completion of the 22-year-old forwards two-year loan exit.

Barcelona is nearing completion of the 22-year-old forward's two-year loan exit.

Sporting CP are poised to finalise the signing of Barcelona's Francisco Trincao on a two-year loan deal with an obligatory buy option of €20 million, according to a report by Diario Record.

Before the 2020–21 season even started, Barcelona announced the signing of Pedri and Francisco Trincao. The former was a somewhat unknown 16-year-old playing for Las Palmas in the second tier of Spanish football at the time.

However, as a young player in the Portuguese league, Trincao was regarded as one of the league's most promising prospects. In the 2019–20 season with Sporting Braga, he had eight goals and six assists, which inspired Barça to pay €31 million for him.

His time at Barcelona, however, was not at all what he had hoped for. Trincao only started three league games all season, but he scored three goals and assisted on two others while competing with Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann.

In the end, he went on a one-year loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers, which was also quite unimpressive.

One would assume Trincao could receive the much-needed respite next season under Xavi with Ousmane Dembele's future in doubt. The management will evaluate him during the preseason even though he believes Alex Collado and Raphinha are better than him.

Contrarily, everything indicates that the 22-year-old is prepared to return to Portugal right away in order to resurrect his career there.

Last season, Sporting came in second position in the league, six points behind Porto. They aspire to return to the top utilising motivated players like Trincao after winning the championship in 2020/21 for the first time in 19 years.


Barcelona close to finalising the departure of 22-year-old forward on a two-year loan | Barca Universal

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