Wolves pay Barcelona £5million to avoid being forced to sign one of their flops

Wolves are reportedly set to pay Barcelona £5million, so they don't have to sign flop loanee Francisco Trincao.

Trincao failed to impress in the Midlands over 28 Premier League appearances that produced a two-goal haul – with a further strike in the Carabao Cup. According to BBC Sport, Wolves did have an option to buy the Barcelona youngster.

However, they won't exercise their option to bring Trincao to Molineux on a permanent deal, instead paying Barcelona £5million to pass on his services. But Wolves will now bag 20% of his fee should the Portuguese winger leave the Camp Nou this summer.

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And there's a real chance Wolves could be in for a minor windfall despite parting ways with £5million.

The experienced youngster has been linked with a move back to his homeland in the form of Sporting Lisbon. Sporting, who impressed in the Champions League this season, are reportedly ready to part ways with £15.5million for his services.

Should Trincao move to Sporting, Wolves could be in line for a small windfall of £3million.

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It's good news for Barcelona, however, as the small cash injection will go towards stopping the financial crisis the club has slept walked into.

This summer, Barca have already had to sell off a portion of their TV rights. While their vice president for finance Eduard Romeu has claimed the Blaugrana €500million (£427million) is needed to 'save' the club.

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