Barcelona have had a €50m bid to sign Francisco Trincao rejected by Barcelona, according to a report from journalist Fabrizio Romano.
It was reported earlier in the week that the Catalan giants had rejected an offer from the Premier League for the forward, and it turns out that the bid came from The Foxes.
Brendan Rodgers’ side apparently wanted to take Trincao on loan for the season with an obligation to buy him for €50m next summer, but that proposal has been turned away.
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Given Barcelona’s financial issues in the wake of the global pandemic, they are expected to sell players this summer and Trincao, who spent last season on loan in Portugal with Braga, is one of the assets who they could cash in on.
It might be that Barca don’t want to let the player leave on an initial loan and that they’d rather sell him straight away, so it remains to be seen if there is still a deal to be done.
The Foxes, despite having the league’s top goalscorer, did look a bit light in attack at times and adding a versatile forward, who can play on either flank or up front, could be a big boost next season and give Rodgers a better chance of securing a top-four finish.