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Barcelona reject €60m Premier League offer for Trincão

According to reports in the Catalan media, a Premier League club has tabled a bid for the former Braga striker, who has a €500m release clause in his deal.

Barcelona reject €60m Premier League offer for Trincão

According to reports in Catalonia, an unidentified Premier League club has tabled an offer of €60m for Barcelona forward Francisco Trincão. The Portugal under-21 international joined Barça in January for a fee of €31m on a five-year deal with a €500m release clause written into his contract but Sport states that the unnamed English club were willing to pay a fee of €60m up front to land the 20-year-old.

Trincão made his professional debut in December 2018 and showed enough promise to attract interest from across Europe. He was joint-top scorer at the European Under-19 Championship in the same year, helping Portugal to the title, and also landed a surprise Taça de Portugal victory this season as Braga beat Porto in the final.

Barcelona view Trincão as competition for Dembélé

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Such has been Trincão’s development that Barcelona are no longer set on a loan move for the forward in 2020-21. A left-sided attacker, the Camp Nou technical staff believe he can give Ousmane Dembélé a run for his money, especially given the Frenchman’s injury record, and see him as a direct replacement for Philippe Coutinho whose future appears to lie elsewhere after the Brazilian spent the current season on loan at Bayern Munich.