Barcelona had a busy deadline day in the January transfer window, securing the signing of Francisco Trincao, and the Portuguese midfielder has admitted that the move was such a surprise when it happened he was lost for words.
Trincao is set to arrive in Catalonia at the end of the 2019/20 season, although it’s unclear what the plans are from there with regards to a loan spell.
“When Barcelona signed me, I didn’t know what to say,” Trincao explained to Barcelona’s official website.
“I had no words, it was a hugely proud moment for myself.
“This is a very important step for me to come and play for Barcelona.”
Having only played in Liga NOS, many supporters won’t be completely clear on how Trincao operates, and thus he sought to explain his style.
“I am very strong mentally, that’s my best quality,” Trincao added.
“I look for goals and to give assists that can help the team.
“I watch back my matches to see what I have done wrong and what I did well, I’m my own benchmark, I would highlight my dribbling ability and hard work.”
Replacing Neymar has proven a fruitless task for Los Cules as both Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho have failed to live up to expectations, whilst Antoine Griezmann is taking longer than expected to settle.
The club will hope that the same doesn’t happen with Trincao, especially if he remains with the senior team in 2020/21, which is what the player himself wants.
“Although I prefer to play on the right wing, I want to help from any attacking position,” Trincao confirmed.
“I want to play the maximum number of matches possible.
“I want to help this team to win the maximum number of titles.”