If you’re Portuguese and have room to develop, it’s incredibly likely you will have been linked with Wolves in recent years.
Together with Fosun and Nuno Santo, Jorge Mendes has driven a revolution in the Midlands.
Wolves currently have no fewer than eight Portuguese players residing in their first-team squad and a heavy portion of them are all clients of Mendes and Gestifute.
That includes the club’s manager, a name who has guided the Old Gold from a Championship outfit to one with desires of European football.
One of their star performers is Pedro Neto, a Portugal international with the world at his feet.
It would be a huge loss, but not if they replace adequately, something they failed to do with Jota.
Wolves have been linked with plenty of attacking talent in the last few weeks, one of which is Barcelona prodigy, Trincao.
The Portuguese wonderkid ticks plenty of boxes and has been linked with a loan move to Molineux ahead of the summer.
Capable of playing on the flanks, he would be a fantastic temporary replacement for Neto if he does indeed head for Old Trafford.
Trincao is one of the brightest young prospects in Europe and has even been compared to arguably the greatest footballer we’ve ever seen.
Speaking about the 21-year-old previously, his former teammate at Braga, Abel Ruiz, said: “I would say Trincao looks like Messi, but you can’t compare anyone to Leo. He is the typical left-winger who has a good dribble, someone who’s skilled. If he plays on the right, he goes inside and hits with his left. On the left, he overflows and scores many goals.”
Indeed, the Barca winger has plenty of similarities to Neto. They are both adept with the ball at their feet and are able to take on a man with ease. Trincao has registered two dribbles per game in this season’s Champions League for instance, a tally bettered by just 0.1 when it comes to Neto’s output in the Premier League.
Continuing his assessment of Trincao, Ruiz added: “He’s a very good player and I’m sure that he will do very well at Barca. Trincao, honestly, is a very complete player. He’s more than ready to play for Barca. His shot is incredible.”
It’s certainly easy to see why the £140k-per-week attacker would be a good addition for Wolves. He is a terrifying prospect for opposition defences.