Barça secure first refusal on the player dubbed 'the new Cristiano Ronaldo''

Francisco Trincao, currently at Sporting Clube de Braga, has similar attributes to the Portuguese star

Así juega Francisco Trincao | sport

Less than 48 hours before the transfer window closes, FC Barcelona are still desperately searching for a signing to cover the loss of Luis Suarez this season.

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After reports linking Barça with Richarlison, Willian, Berardi and a few others, a new name has appeared on the radar. Francisco Trincao, a 20-year-old winger who plays for Sporting Clube de Braga, is dubbed the 'new Cristiano Ronaldo' for their similar styles and physique.

The Portuguese U21 international is also of interest to Cristiano's current club Juventus. They would prefer a loan deal with an option to make it permanent for €15m. However, Barça have first refusal on the youngster next summer.

This agreement was made during Abel Ruiz's move to Braga.

Trincao, who has scored two goals in 11 Liga NOS matches, is comfortable playing anywhere across the front three. Although his usual position is on the right wing. 


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