Francisco Trincao has been presented this Wednesday as a new Barcelona player, a launch that it has been overshadowed by the ‘bomb’ in the last hours of the announcement of the departure of Leo Messi. The young Portuguese winger, who arrives from Sporting de Braga, has been accompanied by Ramon Planes, technical secretary of Barcelona and has shown an austere speech, without wanting to get wet at all about the possible Messi’s departure.
Remember that on January 31, 2020, FCBarcelona already announced the signing of Trincao, a commitment that would be effective as of July 1 of this year. The azulgrana club has paid 31 million euros for Trincao, which signed until 2025 and a termination clause of 500 million euros.
Trincao He explained that in his first days as a Barça player “I was delighted to know everything, I am at the best club in the world. I’m very happy and looking forward to starting now and scoring a lot of goals and giving a lot of assists with this club ”.
He did not want to ‘wet’ on the handicap of having arrived at Barcelona just the day that it was known that Messi could crush: “I haven’t spoken to Koeman yet. What I want is for Messi to stay, but it is something that I cannot answer. See what happens”.
At the same time he insisted that I come “to do my job and be a reference if I can.”
When asked if he would like to repeat the memory left in Barcelona by the most famous Portuguese of recent times, Luis Figo, was resounding: “Figo is very good but I’m here to make my story and hopefully improve it.”
Trincao, who recognized that his football idols “are Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the best in the world for me ”, he was open to playing in any position of the attack, at the disposal of what I tell him Ronald Koeman.
“I have to speak to Koeman first to know what he wants from me. In all the attacking positions I feel good and I’m here to help the team and see what the coach expects from me ”, said the ex-Sporting player, very excited.
Lastly, he insisted that he comes to help “the team with goals and assists”, two of the facets in which the young footballer, new Barça reinforcement, has “left” so far. restrained in its presentation unlike cheeky football that has been exhibiting so far in Portugal.