It’s not being overly unfair to say the summer capture of Egyptian winger Trezeguet hasn’t been a great success for Aston Villa.
The 25-year-old arrived from Kasimpasa for a reported £8.75million fee, and under head coach Dean Smith, he has made 17 starts, with 14 further showings from the bench – and in that time chipped in with four goals and one assist.
He’s certainly lively and does have promise given he’s still to settle fully at the club (we saw that against Liverpool for example), but plenty of fans were definitely hoping for more from him given all the press at the time of his signing and his international performances.
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With football stalled at this moment in time, one of the more popular stories on the interweb has been that he was looking for a return to Turkey and Besiktas and former Arsenal player, Mohamed Elneny, was heavily quoted as being influential in his decision.
— villareport (@villareport) March 20, 2020
As is usual with reports that come from the Turkish press, there should always be a large spoonful of salt applied and given this has become one of the bigger stories/rehashes of the suspension of football so far, this week the player himself publicly trashed the claims via King Fut.
“I am committed to the contract. Playing in the Premier League was a dream for me, so I am completely focused on that step.”