The latest report via Birmingham Mail includes Lage’s thoughts on Trincao’s time in the West Midlands.
Despite stating that the 22-year-old has a “big future”, the Wolves boss has not held back on what has been a disappointing season for the Barcelona loanee.
Offering a brutal but truthful sentiment, Lage said: “The first seven or eight games were very good and he received a call to the national team in that period. He was unlucky that he got the virus.
“The first three months were very good and he deserved to score. He had two or three good chances. In the middle it was not so good.”
The Old Gold boss went on to say: “We’ve talked about it since the first day because we’ve not scored too many goals. It’s not just about Trincao, but when you look at your numbers. One goal and one assist is not good.”
The sentiments from Bruno Lage almost confirms what the majority of fans had already gathered. It does not look as though Lage will have Trincao at his disposal next season.
In truth, it would be wise of the Portuguese winger to find an alternative environment to shine, with Wolves’ lack of superiority in attack a large factor in his misfiring statistics this season.
Trincao – who has seen his lack of end product dubbed “ridiculous” by The Athletic’s Tim Spiers – has of course not helped himself or Wolves with his two contributions this season, though he has previously established himself as a goal contributor, having provided 16 attacking returns during his final season in Braga – he bagged eight goals and eight assists in 27 Liga Portugal appearances.
With that in mind, the £25m-rated Trincao clearly does not suit Lage’s system, so he would be better off returning to parent club Barcelona for next season, in a move that would suit both parties.