Barcelona‘s board would love to have a spare 31 million euros right now, which is how much Francisco Trincao cost.
The Portuguese winger arrived with lofty expectations, with some suggesting he could be a starter in Ronald Koeman’s team, but so far his impact on the side has been minimal.
With the season roughly at the halfway stage, Trincao is yet to start a single LaLiga Santander match, although he has started four games in the Champions League, where Koeman tends to experiment more.
In 652 minutes of action, the 21-year-old has provided one assist and scored no goals, which is certainly not what was hoped for given the money spent on bringing him to Barcelona.
On Thursday, Trincao could get another chance when Barcelona travel to face Cornella in the Copa del Rey.
The man from Viana do Castelo should look to take the reins and make things happen against the side that knocked out Atletico Madrid, and that could be the beginning of getting his Barcelona career on the right track.