Throughout the summer of 2020, Leicester were heavily linked with a move for Barcelona’s Francisco Trincao.
At the time, it was reported in The Guardian that the Foxes had tabled a two-year loan offer for the Portuguese wideman with an added obligation to buy after that period.
A move never came to fruition, with Director of Football Jon Rudkin instead signing off a deal for AS Roma winger Cengiz Under.
However, reports in El Confidencial now indicate that a ‘system change’ under Ronald Koeman at the Nou Camp could see Trincao pushed out of contention, with the East Midlands talked up as a potential destination, so Leicester have to ensure that they secure their man this time around.
At just the age of 21, the Portuguese international has already displayed immense promise. With boyhood club Braga, he scored nine goals and notched 13 assists in all competitions from the right flank before his big move to Barca.
He has continued that form throughout the current campaign despite having started only nine matches, just two of those coming in La Liga. Trincao has three goals and two assists in all competitions, which are respectable numbers considering his lack of game-time.
For context, that is a higher tally than Marc Albrighton and Cengiz Under, and the same amount as Ayoze Perez.
He would seem a great addition considering Leicester’s wide options. Under is set to leave following the expiry of his loan deal, leaving a space in the Foxes’ squad.
Valued at just £22.5m by Transfermarkt at the time of writing, he would only be slightly more costly than the reported £20.4m fee that it would take to bring the Turk to the King Power Stadium on a permanent basis.
With Trincao now available and the Foxes needing a right winger, the club should look to renew their interest in him and secure his signature at the second time of asking.
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