Arsenal ‘have watched Braga forward Francisco Trincao twice’





Arsenal ‘have watched Braga forward Francisco Trincao twice’ as Unai Emery looks to strengthen attacking options… but they could face competition for him from Juventus

  • Arsenal ‘twice had Braga striker Francisco Trincao watched’ as they consider bid
  • The 19-year-old Portugal youth international plays mainly for Braga’s B team
  • But he has turned out for the first-team in league and cup matches this season 

Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Arsenal scouts ‘have twice watched Braga striker Francisco Trincao’ as the Gunners aim to bolster their attacking options this month.

The 19-year-old mainly plays for the Portuguese club’s B team but is regarded as an exciting prospect and has also been attracting attention from Juventus and Wolves.

Trincao, who plays predominantly as a second striker or a right-sided winger, has been watched by Arsenal on two occasions, according to Italian media outlet Tutto Mercato Web.

Arsenal 'have twice watched' Braga's 19-year-old forward Francisco Trincao with a view to a potential bid this month

Arsenal 'have twice watched' Braga's 19-year-old forward Francisco Trincao with a view to a potential bid this month

Arsenal ‘have twice watched’ Braga’s 19-year-old forward Francisco Trincao with a view to a potential bid this month

Trincao has played predominantly for Braga's B team this season in Portugal's second division

Trincao has played predominantly for Braga's B team this season in Portugal's second division

Trincao has played predominantly for Braga’s B team this season in Portugal’s second division

The reports sent back to Arsenal have been positive and the club are considering whether to make an offer for the Portugal under-19 international.

Trincao has played just four minutes of first-team league football this season, coming off the bench in Braga’s 2-0 home win over Maritimo on January 2.

But he has played seven times for Braga’s B team in the second tier of Portuguese football.

Trincao has also attracted interest from Juventus but Arsenal appear set to join the race

Trincao has also attracted interest from Juventus but Arsenal appear set to join the race

Trincao has also attracted interest from Juventus but Arsenal appear set to join the race

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been downcast at their chances of signing anyone this month

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been downcast at their chances of signing anyone this month

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been downcast at their chances of signing anyone this month

Juventus have been tracking the talented forward for some time and news of Arsenal’s interest may spark the Italian champions into action.

Arsenal coach Unai Emery was downbeat about his club’s chances of signing anyone during the January transfer window but Trincao would be a bargain buy.

 

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