Francisco Trincao greets to his public with the Knickers / Photo: Twitter Sporting Knickers


How the signing of Trincao by FC Barcelona was managed

Published:4/02/2020 - 11:35h

Updated:4/02/2020 - 12:18h

Francisco Trincao will play at FC Barcelona from summer in exchange for 31 million euros. The signing of the end, despite being very unexpected, was forged since the summer of 2017, when the Culés noticed him

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The signing of Francisco Trincao by the FC Barcelona pilló by surprise to the barcelonismo, that did not expect that the Barcelona club did an investment like this by a so young player that hardly had sounded. The culés will pay 31 million euros to the Sporting of Knickers by the forward, that will incorporate to the Catalan entity in summer. In spite of the unexpected of his arrival, the newspaper 'Sport' ensures that the blaugrana had to the luso in his looks from did almost three years.

It seems that the first approach of the Barça to the jewel of the Knickers was after the European Sub-19 of the summer of 2017. Trincao Went out with Portugal, with the one who won the tournament and was maximum goleador, empatado with Jota, his mate of team. The observers barcelonistas enamoraron of the footballer and little time afterwards there was a meeting with his agent in Finland. Pep Safe, sportive director in this moment, Ramon Plans, attach to the technical secretary and Bakero, technical secretary of the filial, spoke with his representative on his possible signing by the Barcelona.

The Barcelona offered some five million euros by him, taking into account that his clause of rescission was of 12. The Barça did not want to pay so much by somebody so young and trusted can close his arrival by less. The idea was that it played in the filial while it grew before being able to give the jump to the first team. The player was had to go , but the Knickers descartó the offer and denied to sell to his perla by so little money.

In the market of signings of winter of the 2019, the Juventus of Turín was to by the player and was near to carry it. The forward accessed to go to the 'Vecchia Signora', but his club of origin went back to refuse the proposal, as it did with the Barcelona time backwards. Shortly after, in summer, the Barça went back to the load after the World-wide Sub-20 and tried to close once again his signing. Abidal And Plans gathered with the agent and left to fall an offer of 15 'kilos' for the Sporting. At the end, the culés threw backwards understanding that it was too money by a footballer that did not finish of despegar with the Knickers.

The Atalanta almost carries to the player in summer

But before finalising the market veraniego past, the Atalanta wanted to carry it and offered quite money by him. The Italians, nevertheless, neither could convince to the Portuguese group, that expected to receive a proposal irrechazable by Trincao. The extreme, that saw as it frustrated another opportunity to go out of Portugal, decided then park his course and centre in his sportive performance.

These last months, the Barça has chatted in several occasions with the agent of the player, Bruno Carvalho, leaving clear that still had to the luso in his diary. The relations between both parts were more than cordial thinking in a hypothetical traspaso. After shining at last in the Knickers in this first-half of the season, to the club blaugrana inform him that the perla lusa went to have important offers in this market or in the summer of 2020. The Benfica or the Juventus, that had not forgotten of him, wanted to carry it.

In front of the possibility to be able to lose to the extreme for ever, the Barcelona decided to go to by all with him. Trincao Always put by in front to the culés, since his dream is to triumph in the Camp Nou and can play beside Leo Messi. A member of the club displaced then to Knickers to close the agreement, while the Portuguese did the same with Abel Ruiz. The agreement by the Valencian facilitated the traspaso of Trincao, that two years and half after his first contact with the barcelonistas, at last will play in the Camp Nou.

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