Francisco Trincao has joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan from Barcelona for the coming season, and we think that Liverpool should be keeping a close on him.
The Portuguese (surprising, right?) youngster has signed on loan with an option to buy, per the club’s website.
Once he completes his medical, he will officially become a Wolves player.
It is strange to see Barcelona letting one of their best young players potentially leave the club on a permanent deal.
He only joined the club for £28m (The Athletic) last summer, having shone for Braga at a very young age.
While he failed to make a big impact in Catalonia, Trincao is still young at just 21-years-old.
He still has the potential to become a great player, and Wolves will be delighted with the acquisition.
Trincao could replace Salah at Liverpool
If Trincao recovers his best form in the Premier League, Liverpool could make a move for him in future.
They already signed one Portuguese player from Wolves, Diogo Jota, as the probable long-term successor to Sadio Mane. They could repeat the trick and sign the long-term successor to Mohamed Salah too.
There are not that many top-level right-wingers around. In terms of potential, Trincao could become one of the best in the world.
He scored eight goals and assisted six more in 27 Liga Nos games for Braga in 2019/20. He was just 19 for the majority of the season.
While things didn’t work out at Barca, Trincao can still become a top player.
Salah is approaching his thirties, so Liverpool have to start thinking about who will replace him on the right flank in years to come.
If Francisco Trincao shows that he can do it in England, the Reds will likely be circling.