On August 6th, we covered claims from Spain that Leicester City had been making efforts to sign Francisco Trincão, but Barcelona had ‘no intention of accepting any offer’.
At that point the 21-year-old hadn’t played a game for the Blaugrana, with them having signed him from SC Braga and awaiting his summer arrival.
Shortly after that, a Catalan report stated Leicester’s interest was ‘so constant’ that the Foxes had held ‘three meetings’ with Barcelona. This was done with the intention of ‘trying to change’ the Catalan club’s mind on Trincão.
It didn’t work.
A few weeks after, it was reported in Italy that having given up on signing Trincão, Leicester had turned their attention to Cengiz Ünder, who they eventually signed on loan from AS Roma.
That move hasn’t gone very well, and in Rome the media are expecting the player to be sent back to Italy at the end of the season.
Leicester City could now be given a chance to get Trincão, who it seems was their preferred target last summer. El Confidencial report that a ‘system change’ from Ronald Koeman means the player just doesn’t fit in with Barcelona’s style right now.
Therefore, a summer exit is on the cards, with it stated the Premier League is a potential destination. Given the summer claims about Leicester, and Ünder failing to shine, this is certainly a potential signing to keep an eye on.