One of the main transfer targets for Leicester City in the last summer window was reportedly Barcelona’s Francisco Trincao.
Despite having never played for the Blaugrana at that point, Brendan Rodgers was apparently hugely interested, with The Guardian indicating that the East-Midlanders had offered a two-year loan deal, including a clause to make the switch permanent for £45m.
Their overtures were eventually knocked-back though, the club instead bringing in Cengiz Under from AS Roma.
However, a move could potentially be back on with Barca now apparently more willing to sell Trincao according to Sport.
That new-found availability will certainly be a huge boost should Leicester still retain an interest in the wideman.
In signing the young Portuguese, the Foxes would be sealing one of the most exciting youngsters in Europe having notched nine goals and 13 assists in all competitions during his final season with Braga.
Former Barca midfielder and fellow Portuguese international Deco labelled the 21-year-old as “quality” upon his arrival in Catalonia, while it was his performances at SC Braga last season that really stood out and earned him his high-profile move to the Spanish giants – he scored an impressive nine times and provided a whopping 13 assists in 40 games.
Leicester will certainly be needing a player of such calibre heading into the 2021/22 season considering their depleted wide options.
Demarai Gray was sold to Bayer Leverkusen in January, whilst it is looking extremely likely that Under will be allowed to return to Roma following the expiry of his loan deal.
This leaves just Marc Albrighton and Harvey Barnes as natural wingers at the club. Heading into a potential UEFA Champions League campaign, that is simply not enough.
Hearing news of Trincao’s possible availability though will be a huge boost as Leicester attempt to strengthen their squad. Rodgers could well land a perfect replacement for Gray in the starlet.