Leicester ‘make two-year loan offer for Barcelona starlet Francisco Trincao with £45m obligation to buy clause’… potentially giving Spanish giants a £17m profit on 20-year-old who hasn’t kicked a ball for them!
- Leicester are reportedly attempting to sign Barcelona starlet Francisco Trincao
- The deal would be a two-year loan with a £45million obligation to buy clause
- He is yet to play for the LaLiga side after agreeing a move from Braga in January
- The 20-year-old forward is one of Portugal’s most highly regarded youngsters
Leicester have made a two-year loan offer for Barcelona starlet Francisco Trincao with a £45million obligation to buy clause, according to reports.
The Braga forward, who is one of Portugal’s most highly regarded youngsters, has not yet kicked a ball for the LaLiga side after agreeing a £28million move to the Nou Camp in January.
The Guardian report that the Foxes want to take the 20-year-old to the Kingpower but would face significant competition for his signature.
Leicester have reportedly made a two-year loan offer for Barcelona starlet Francisco Trincao
The proposed deal for the 20-year-old would also include a £45million obligation to buy
Trincao’s initial Barca joining date of July 1 was pushed back when the Primeira Liga season was extended because of coronavirus.
He has a contract with the Catalans until 2025 and a buyout clause of £452million but could end up leaving before making a senior appearance.
The club are not thought to be keen to sell the youngster but are desperate to raise funds to spend in the transfer market and could listen to offers if they fail to sell Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.
The forward is yet to kick a ball for the LaLiga side after agreeing a move from Braga in January
The Portugal Under 21 international scored eight goals and made eight assists in 27 league games for Braga last season.
He is naturally left-footed but can operate on either wing or through the middle with the majority of his performances coming on the right side of the midfield.
Serie A side Atalanta are also said to be interested but are not considered to be in the running at this stage.