Francisco Trincão has vowed to help Spanish La Liga giants FC Barcelona with his goals and assists in the forthcoming 2020-2021 season. The 20-year-old Portuguese right-winger stated this on Wednesday during his official unveiling at the club.
Francisco Trincão agreed to join Barcelona since January 2020 but Barca and his former club Braga had a mutual understanding that the 5-year deal the versatile forward sign would officially take effect in August 2020. He was unveiled on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
Since the Portuguese youth international knows he came to the club at a point they are battling with a couple of crisis ranging from their trophy-less 2019-2020, the sacking of coach Quique Setien due to poor run of games and the biggest of them all, the decision of the club’s talisman Lionel Messi to leave the club this summer.
Amidst all these crises, Barcelona need a new spark as soon as possible and that could come from their new Portuguese recruit. Francisco Trincão is the 9th Portuguese to play for the Spanish giants and he has vowed to create his own history.
“I am here to help, and work hard every day to make the team better”, he said. “I have come to Barça to work and to become a star at this club.
“I am ready to help the team with my goals and assists. I can play in any position, on the attack or on the wing … I hope the fans enjoy my football.”
Francisco Trincão before Barcelona
The 20-year-old Portuguese forward started his professional football career with a Portuguese side Braga in 2016. He spent 2 years with Braga B before he was promoted to the senior team in 2018.
Before he left Braga to Spanish La Liga, he has made a total of 94 appearances, scoring 15 goals and provided 19 assists. He scored 8 of those goals in Portuguese first-tier league and 6 of those goals in the second tier. He scored one of his 15 professional career goals in the Europe League for Braga.
Francisco Trincão’s contract with Barcelona
Francisco Trincão signed a 5-year contract with Barcelona on 31 January 2020 but waited until August 3, 2020, before he officially joined the club. His transfer from Braga to Barcelona cost the Spanish club €31 million which would last until 30 June 2025.
The most interesting aspect of Francisco Trincão’s contract with Barcelona is the outrageous release clause the Spanish giants added to it. As far as the clause is concerned, before any club can sign him away from Barcelona, the club would have to pay a transfer fee of €500 million.