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Barcelona signs 20-year-old and then gives him $550 million price tag

Francisco Trincão will join the Catalan club on July 1 after it paid Portuguese side Braga a fee of $34.3 million for his services, according to Barcelona's website. The bumper buy-out clause of $550 million is to repel rival offers for the player. The 20-year-old has become an integral part of the Braga team this season, scoring three goals and registering six assists in 21 games so far.Trincão has already helped Braga win the Portuguese League Cup this season, its first major title since 2016.The silky left-footed forward drew the eye of several of Europe's biggest clubs when he led Portugal's under-19s to victory at the 2018 European Championships, finishing the tournament with the most goals and most assists.READ: US women's soccer star Carli Lloyd eyes 'potential' future career as kicker in NFLREAD: Premier League January spending reaches $2 billion, but transfers come with a warning sign