Barcelona & Koeman were wrong for Trincao- Jose Cavalho

The LaLiga heavyweights secured the highly-rated winger in January 2020, after his brilliance was witnessed after breaking out of the Braga academy

A move to Camp Nou in 2020, according to the 21-year-previous coach in the Braga academy system, was always going to be really difficult.

Francisco Trincao has been informed that he headed to Barcelona at the wrong time, with Ronald Koeman at the helm and a Lionel Messi contract crisis blazing, the Wolverhampton loanee’s former academy coach expected problems at Camp Nou.

The LaLiga heavyweights secured the highly-rated winger in January 2020, after his brilliance was witnessed after breaking out of the Braga academy in his home, Portugal.

Trincao recorded 42 appearances for Barcelona last season, hitting three goals, but there is always drama in Catalunya, thus he will now spend the 2021-22 season at Wolves in the English Premier League.

Jose Carvalho Araujo, who worked with Trincao at Braga, reckons that a stint in England will be useful, as he told Sky Sports:

It [a move to Spain] was the first challenge that he had outside of his comfort zone and I do not think it was the best moment to be joining Barcelona as a young player. 

It was a transition stage for the club with all the troubles that they had with Lionel Messiand the board.

I do not know Ronald Koeman but he did not seem like a guy who would develop young talent.

[Wolves boss] Bruno Lage did that at Benfica. He took several young kids and did an amazing job there. He is the guy to develop young talent and I think that will help a lot.

Knowing Bruno Lage, he understands how to motivate young players and give them the tools to improve. Trincao will be more mature for his experience at Barcelona and he will also know some of the players at Wolves. It is more of a family environment for him.

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