Arsenal are planning to steal Braga forward Trincao away from Juventus’ clutches as ‘revenge’ for the Serie A club signing Aaron Ramsey, according to reports in Italy.
Sky Sports News suggest that Ramsey’s move to Juventus is a done deal now, and we’re only waiting on the official announcement. However, CalcioMercatoNews claim Arsenal are planning ‘revenge’ by hijacking the Serie A club’s move for 19-year-old forward Trincao.
The Braga B youngster was supposedly approaching a move to Juventus in recent weeks, but the deal has stalled. Now, Trincao’s agent Jorge Mendes is set to get in touch with Arsenal, who are targeting the player’s signature.
Trincao has made a couple of brief appearances for the Braga senior side this season, coming off the bench in the Allianz Cup and the Liga NOS in the last month. As a result, he’s starting to draw the attention of some top European sides. Both Arsenal and Juventus reportedly had scouts at one of his recent games.
The Portuguese second striker/winger has six goals and six assists in 46 games for Braga B after his promotion from the u17s in 2016. Signing a new contract to 2023 in September, Trincao is currently priced at around £7m.