The summer transfer rumour mill has given Aston Villa fans a walk down memory lane as the week came to a close as we were being linked with a potential move for Egypt international Mahmoud Hassen – better known as Trezeguet.
It’s been a while since Villa were last linked with a ‘Trezeguet’ as those with extremely long memories will remember that a certain David (back in 2011) became a very hot topic until the inevitable happened and nothing came of it – much like the Juninho, Ronaldinho and God knows what other names we’ve been linked with over the years.
I’m not so sure there’s anything in this link either given it comes from The Sun but it seems to at least be based in some common sense.
With Villa repeatedly linked with Brentford’s Said Benrahma so far this summer but reported offers being rejected as they hold out for big money, The Sun suggest that we’ve identified Trezeguet as a more cost effective option as it’s believed he will make the switch from Turkey and Kasimpasa this summer for around the £8million mark after impressing at the Africa Cup Of Nations.
The Trezeguet nickname was apparently given to him by a coach when he was aged nine owing to his resemblance to his French namesake.
The 24-year-old scored nine goals in 29 Super Lig games last season and it’s believed his performances over the summer for his country have added further admirers to the list – naturally there’s also a namecheck for Elmo here.
There are even quotes from the player confirming his desire and intention to move on and last summer it seems an arrangement was made.
“I have received five or six offers, including a very good one from a Turkish club. I spoke with the chairman and he told me that the club needs me, therefore I agreed to stay. I will stay at the club until next summer and then I will evaluate the available offers. Whether I will stay in Turkey or not, my goal will always to be a successful player. It doesn’t matter where I go as long as the offer is good. My goal is to join a club that I can get playing time. I don’t want to sit on the bench even if it was for the best player in the world.”
Maybe worth keeping an eye on this one possibly?