Trincao has stated that Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona “for a long time”.
Trincao added that the Argentine is a “different alien” to eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
For now, six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi remains on the books at Camp Nou, but it remains to be seen whether he will still be at Barca beyond the summer of 2021, with a lucrative contract in Catalunya running down.
Messi has already made one push for the exits, which the Blaugrana blocked off, but can open talks with interested parties from January as he heads towards free agency.
Trincao is confident that the services of a talismanic presence can be retained by Barca, with the Portuguese starlet eager to continue playing with an all-time great.
He has told Mundo Deportivo of the Messi saga: “I think [he’ll stay].
“I see Leo calm in the dressing room and always wanting to train, and I think we’ll enjoy Leo for a long time at Barca.”
Trincao is a big fan of Messi’s many talents, while also being an admirer of fellow countryman Ronaldo – who continues to star for Juventus at 35 years of age.