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Official: Wolves complete deal for Barcelona youngster

Francisco Trincao, FC Barcelona
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Wolves have completed their second signing of the summer transfer window in Barcelona winger Francisco Trincao.

Francisco Trincao has agreed to join Wolves on a season-long loan deal for the 2021/22 season from Barcelona.

The 21-year-old will complete his move once he has undergone a medical and secured a work permit to enter the United Kingdom. As part of the deal, Wolves have the option to sign him permanently next year.

He becomes the new manager Bruno Lage’s second signing after central defender Yerson Mosquera, who arrived from Colombian side Atletico Nacional in a €5.20 million deal this month.

“He’s a player who has good experience, a good pedigree in terms of club and international games he’s had, so he’s certainly a player who is going to add quality to the squad,” read a statement from Wolves’ technical director Scott Sellars.

“We have a large Portuguese contingent, and they look after each other well, but are also integrated in the whole group. They’re really hardworking, with a good mentality, so I’m sure he’ll integrate well and settle in quickly.

“With the manager’s Portuguese background, he knows him and speaks very highly of him, so he’s a player we’re very excited to be bringing to the club.”

Trincao brings with him a wealth of experience despite his young age. The Portugal international has already played in the Champions League and Europa League competitions, as well as the Portuguese and Spanish domestic leagues.

The winger joined Barcelona from Braga last year in a €31 million deal and proceeded to make 42 appearances in all competitions, managing three goals and two assists, on route to Copa del Rey glory.