The Blaugrana is already thinking about the future.
They have secured a summer move.
Barcelona have confirmed that they have agreed a deal to sign Francisco Trincao from Braga, although he will join up with his new club in the summer. The 20-year-old has evidently made a big impression in Portugal, as he has bagged three goals and six assists in 30 appearances for the senior Braga side.
Most comfortable on the right wing, the talented youngster can also play on the left or as a second striker, and so he is arguably a potentially very important addition to the Barcelona squad. As confirmed by the Catalan giants in their official statement, an agreement has been reached over a €31 million fee with Trincao arriving in July, while he has put pen to paper on a five-year deal which also has a staggering €500m buy-out clause inserted.
🔜 Francisco Trincão— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 31, 2020
Agreement with @SCBragaOficial for Trincão transfer; he’ll join FC Barcelona on 1 July 2020.
It’s arguably a slight surprise that Barcelona haven’t moved to bring in Trincao immediately, especially as Carles Perez was allowed to complete a move to Roma this week, further weakening coach Quique Setien’s options in attack.
Nevertheless, they clearly believe in Trincao given the fee and deal involved, and time will tell if he can become a long-term solution up top as Barcelona look to try and remain competitive by bringing in quality young talents with the likes of Arthur and Frenkie de Jong being signed over the past year or so too.