Wolverhampton Wanderers have recently been linked with a move for Braga starlet Francisco Trincao.
The Portuguese teenager has impressed as a regular for the club’s B team, and is knocking on the door of the senior side having already made a couple of appearances.
He has also been heavily involved with the Portuguese youth teams – he won the golden boot at the U19 European Championships.
Apparently Trincao is being monitored by some of Europe’s biggest clubs, and is a player with vast potential.
Wolves were credited with interest in the player back in January along with Juventus and Internazionale (The Sun).
Earlier this week, the player addressed the recent hype around him. He told Mais Futebol (quoted by The Birmingham Mail): “I am doing my job.
“Whether people are appreciating it or not, it is not for me to comment. At this moment I am at Sporting Braga and I will do my best for the club.”
Trincao is a very promising player, but he still has a lot of developing to do before moving to a top five European league. He also reportedly has a £26 million release clause (via The Birmingham Mail)
Apparently Nuno Espirito Santo rates him highly though, and the growing Portuguese contingent at Molineux could entice the youngster to England.
His potential signing could be bad news for Morgan Gibbs-White, who has caught the eye for the Black Country club on their return to the Premier League this season.
Gibbs-White, who made his debut for Wolves aged just 16 in January 2017, has impressed in the top flight with his confidence, technical ability and versatility.
He has gotten decent game time, but any signing of Trincao could limit his playing opportunities and development.
Trincao appears to operate in the attacking third and on the wings occasionally, just as Gibbs-White does.