Leicester City named as Premier League side who have made offer for Barcelona’s Francisco Trincao

The identity of the Premier League side believed to have tabled a bid for Barcelona’s Francisco Trincao has been revealed on Tuesday.

Braga standout

Trincao, 20, has spent the last couple of years earning a name for himself as one of the hottest young talents in Portugal.

The winger has been on Braga’s books since 2011, and made his senior debut back in 2018.

Trincao has long since cemented himself as a pivotal member of Braga’s attack, with his 2019/20 season particularly impressive.

The Portugal under-21 international scored nine and assisted 11 across all competitions, as well as putting on some impressive displays in the Europa League.

 

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Não importa onde vamos, mas quem carregamos no coração. Na hora da despedida, recordo com prazer e orgulho os nove anos que passei no Sporting Clube de Braga: nove anos em que me formei não só como jogador mas também como pessoa, nove anos em que cresci, aprendi e amadureci, nove anos de uma enorme satisfação por fazer parte de um clube de tamanha dimensão e que é, sem dúvida, um dos grandes do futebol português. Não posso esquecer a grandiosidade da estrutura, liderada pelo presidente António Salvador, como também não posso esquecer todos os profissionais com quem contactei diariamente (onde incluo treinadores,todo o staff do clube e claro os meus companheiros de equipa), assim como os nossos adeptos, que foram parte importante nesta viagem. Cada instante foi vivido de forma intensa e é já com nostalgia que recordo todos os momentos que aqui passei, desde o meu período na formação, passando pela minha estreia como profissional ou pela primeira vez em que disputei um jogo da I Liga, sem esquecer, claro, os golos ou a conquista da Taça da Liga, diante do nosso público e no nosso estádio. Inesquecível e memorável. Vários jogos depois de ter vestido orgulhosamente a camisola do Sporting Clube de Braga e ter feito história, chegou a altura de encarar uma nova oportunidade na minha carreira e na minha vida, com a certeza de que todos estes momentos jamais sairão do meu coração. Dizer adeus é, agora, dar as boas vindas a um novo recomeço. Aos que tão importantes foram neste meu percurso tenho apenas uma palavra: obrigado! Uma vez guerreiro, guerreiro para sempre

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Leicester eyeing Francisco Trincao

So impressive has Trincao been this term, that Barcelona actually decided to sign him earlier in the season.

The Catalan outfit snapped the winger up in January for €31m, with Trincao, at the time, having been expected to join up with his new club on July 1st.

On the back of Trincao signing for Barca, meanwhile, Braga’s president suggested that the youngster possesses the ability to ‘define a decade’.

So, when it was recently reported in the Spanish press that a Premier League side had made a €60m offer to Barcelona for Trincao, fans of the English top-flight were no doubt eager to find out which club were in for the highly regarded talent.

Well, on Tuesday, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has moved to reveal which Premier League side tabled the bid in question.

According to Romano, the outfit to have done so were Leicester City, though he adds that the Foxes’ first proposal was based around a loan with an obligation to buy for €50M, not the €60m touted in the Spanish press.

It is also worth noting, though, that AS reported earlier this week that Barca no longer want to loan Trincao out for the 2020/21 season, and instead see him as competition for the injury-prone Ousmane Dembele.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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