Wolves were targeting Portuguese prodigy Trincao in January, and the 19-year-old this week refused to comment on the speculation linking him with a move to another club. With this in mind, should the Midlands side revive their interest?
The forward has been catching the eye of some of Europe’s top clubs over the last few months, with Arsenal also interested.
He can play on either flank or as a second striker and is being hotly tipped for the future having finished as joint top scorer with five goals at the European U19 Championship last summer. He also claimed three assists, helping his Portugal side to win the competition.
Trincao is currently a Braga player but has struggled for minutes in the first team, playing just twice this term. Instead, he’s been impressing for the club’s B team. Last season he scored five goals for them.
But the youngster put aside transfer talk this week, claiming he was focused on other matters. He told Mais Futebol: “I do my job, whether people like it or not, it’s not for me to comment. At this moment I am in Sp. Braga and I will do my best for Sp. Braga.”
Standing at 6ft tall, the wonderkid can offer Nuno Santo’s team something completely different from Raul Jimenez’s current support options. At the moment, the players featuring alongside the Mexican are quite lightweight, with Diogo Jota, Helder Costa and Adama Traore only 5 ft 8. Ivan Cavaleiro is meanwhile only 5 ft 7.
Therefore, Trincao’s height is one of the main traits that sets him aside from any competition he could face should he join Wolves. It’s an attribute that also means he should have no trouble settling into Premier League life.
The Portuguese youth international is good in the air too, having popped up with headed goals for Braga in the past. Barring Jota who wins one aerial dual per game, the rest of the options compared manage half of that or even less. It’s this aspect that could add a different dimension to Wolves’ support for their star striker.
The club has had a history of signing Portuguese talent over the last few years and this young star should definitely become the latest to join them should their interest be revived in the summer.