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Lowdown: Who Is Aston Villa’s Target, Mahmoud Trezeguet?

Aston Villa looks like they could make another signing before the transfer window closes.

It has been reported that Villa could be about to make an £8 million bid for Egypt’s striker, Mahmoud Trezeguet. He’s a big name in Egypt but not so much everywhere else, so who is he?

He’s a 24-year-old midfielder who is a product of Al Ahly’s youth. He managed to break into their first team at the age of 18 in 2012 however, he got sent to Anderlecht on loan. He then signed a permanent contract with them, however he couldn’t find a way into the first team so went on loan again to Mouscron and Kasimpasa.

In 2018, after his loan spell with the club saw him score 13 times in 31 games, he signed permanently for Kasimpasa. Since his move, he has scored 9 goals in 29 games. He’s also done brilliantly for Egypt as he has made 38 appearances for his national team and scored 6 goals.

His impressive form in Egypt has drawn interest from England and from clubs such as Inter Milan. It looks as though he has been on Villa’s radar for some time, as scouts from the club went to watch him in the African Cup Of Nations and they are said to be impressed.

Dean Smith is clearly trying to strengthen his squad before he starts the new Premier League campaign, and if he can sign Trezeguet for £8 million, it may prove to be a bargain if he can do well for the club.

I think he will need some coaching if the move goes ahead to prepare him for the highest league in England. Nonetheless, I don’t think it would be a bad idea to have him on the bench and bring him on towards the end of games, to slowly break him into the Premier League.

If the signing proves to be beneficial, Villa could have got a bargain player that will bring in more interest and put a bigger value on the Egyptian.

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