Trezeguet impresses for Kasimpasa
Mahmoud Hassan, better-known as Trezeguet, is currently honing his craft in Turkey with Kasimpasa.
After spending the 2017/18 season on loan there, Trezeguet made the permanent switch to Kasimpasa last summer, for a fee believed to be around £1.8m.
During all of his time in Turkey, Trezeguet has racked up 71 appearances, in which he has scored 25 and assisted 18.
The 24-year-old is naturally a left-winger. However, Trezeguet is very versatile, and can also play right-wing, centre-forward, or as a central attacking midfielder.
Trezeguet to Villa
Now, it looks as though Trezeguet is on his way to England.
According to John Percy, the Telegraph’s midlands football reporter, Aston Villa have agreed an £8.75m deal with Kasimpasa for the Egyptian.
Trezeguet will reportedly have his medical this weekend.
#avfc have agreed a £8.75m deal with Turkish club Kasimpasa for Trezeguet, the Egypt international. Understand the deal for the winger includes significant add-ons. Trezeguet will have a medical this weekend
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) July 20, 2019
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) July 20, 2019
Smith on why Villa are signing so many players
Should Trezeguet officially complete his move to Villa Park, he will be the newly-promoted club’s 9th signing of the summer.
After Fulham won promotion, brought in a plethora of new players last summer and then got relegated, Villa fans may be worried that their club is going down a similar route, as replacing too much of your squad at once can sometimes have a negative effect.
However, Dean Smith has stated that Villa had to strengthen this much, due to the number of players they lost:
“The owners have shown their intent with the money they’ve allowed us to spend to strengthen the squad. It needed strengthening, because of the amount of players we lost.
“We lost an awful lot of players. Six loans went back to their clubs and we made three of them permanent – Hause, Mings and El Ghazi – so that was great for us to get them back into our squad as our players.” As quoted by the Mirror.
As well as losing some loan players, Villa also released Mile Jedinak, Alan Hutton, Tommy Elphick, Albert Adomah, Glenn Whelan, Ritchie De Laet, Mark Bunn and Micah Richards this summer.