Trincao could leave Barcelona this summer after Memphis arrival

Barça have now signed two forwards and Trincao could pay for the 'overbooking'

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The signings of Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero will force Barcelona to move on some of the forwards already at the club.

Throw in the return of Ansu Fati from injury and the difficulties in shifting Philippe Coutinho and Barça have to think about what to do with Francisco Trincao.

Barça still have a lot of confidence in the Portugal winger but he has a lot of admirers on the markt and Barça know he's one of the few players that could bring in money.

Trincao could be the player to pay for this summer's signings. Last season the majority of his minutes came from the bench and, even though he showed glimpses of his quality, he was never given a run of games.

In fact, at the end of the season, he was used less and less by coach Ronald Koeman.

Barça signed Trincao from Braga for 21 million euros plus Abel Ruiz, who was given a market value of around nine million.

Before he'd even played for Barça, his agent Jorge Mendes transmitted a bid of 40 million to the club but they turned it down.

Now, more offers have arrived, mainly for loans, and a Premier League side have spoken about a possible transfer. Barça are clear that any permanent deal will have to be a big bid worth more than the 30 million they paid.

Koeman, with the signings made, could switch back to a 4-3-3, but if Ousmane Dembele ends up staying and other players don't leave, it's clear Trincao will find minutes hard to come by.

The most likely situation is that he does preseason with the club because the market is moving slowly, but the club know he could be a source of revenue if they really need it and decide to sell.



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