Report: Wolves trigger buyout clause of Egypt's Trezeguet

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese head coach Nuno Espirito Santo watches from the touchline during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and...

Mahmoud Hassan's performances for Egypt at the World Cup appear to have caught the eye of Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers.

#21 Trezeguet of Egypt in action during the International Friendly between Portugal and Egypt at the Letzigrund Stadium on March 23, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Mahmoud Hassan was always going to be a player in the spotlight at this summer’s World Cup.

The Sun stated back in April that the Egyptian winger was on the radar of both Everton and Bournemouth, on the back of his fine displays in the Turkish Super Lig last season during a loan spell at Kasimpasa.

But, according to Hurriyet, the speedy forward more commonly known as Trezeguet due to his resemblance to the former France striker has another Premier League side interested now.

Salem Aldawsari of Saudi Arabia is challenged by Trezeguet of Egypt during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Saudia Arabia and Egypt at Volgograd Arena on June 25, 2018...

It is understood that Wolves have offered around £4.5 million for Trezeguet; a fee that would trigger his buyout clause at parent club Anderlecht. And the report adds that they have offered him a contract of just over £20,000 a week.

Wolves, however, are not at the front of the queue right now. Galatasaray, who won the Turkish Super Lig title last season, are the favourites to sign 23-year-old Trezeguet.

Trezeguet of Egypt reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Saudia Arabia and Egypt at Volgograd Arena on June 25, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia.

He scored an excellent 13 goals and produced another six assists in Turkey’s top flight in 2017/18 and started all three of Egypt’s games at the World Cup, where they suffered defeats to Uruguay, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Based on his performances in Russia, Trezeguet is a raw talent whose feet are sometimes a little faster than his brain. Working alongside Nuno Espirito Santo at Molineux, however, could iron out those kinks.

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