Trincao shouldn’t have moved to Barca, former coach says

Tue 20 July 2021 | 13:14

Braga academy and ex- Trincao’s coach believes the 21-year-old will be better off at Wolves.

Francisco Trincao

stepped out of Braga academy to join the Spanish giants,


, in January 2020.

Trincao made 42 appearances for Barcelona last season and scored three goals for the Spanish side, however, the 21-year-old recently left Barca to join the Premier League’s


on a loan deal, in search of more playing time.

Jose Carvalho Araujo

, who coached Trincao in the Braga academy, believes the move to Barca was not the best decision for the talented winger, since Koeman is not the kind of coach who can ‘develop young talents’.

"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,”

Araujo told

Sky Sports


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

He added:

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

"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."

source: SportMob