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Barcelona rejects €60m offer for Trincão yet again

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According to reports in the Catalan media, a Premier League club has tabled a bid for the former Braga striker, who has a €500m release clause in his deal.

According to reports in Catalonia, an unidentified Premier League club has tabled an offer of €60m for Barcelona forward Francisco Trincão. The Portugal under-21 international joined Barça in January for a fee of €31m on a five-year deal with a €500m release clause written into his contract but Sport states that the unnamed English club were willing to pay a fee of €60m up front to land the 20-year-old.

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Trincão made his professional debut in December 2018 and showed enough promise to attract interest from across Europe. He was joint-top scorer at the European Under-19 Championship in the same year, helping Portugal to the title, and also landed a surprise Taça de Portugal victory this season as Braga beat Porto in the final.

Barcelona view Trincão as competition for Dembélé

Such has been Trincão’s development that Barcelona are no longer set on a loan move for the forward in 2020-21. A left-sided attacker, the Camp Nou technical staff believe he can give Ousmane Dembélé a run for his money, especially given the Frenchman’s injury record, and see him as a direct replacement for Philippe Coutinho whose future appears to lie elsewhere after the Brazilian spent the current season on loan at Bayern Munich.

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‘When Barca signed me, I was speechless’ – Trincão

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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.”

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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.”

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