Report: Egypt ace Trezeguet rejects Wolves as Galatasaray double offer

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wolverhampton at The Den on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly been blown out the water by Turkish Super Lig giants Galatasaray in the race for Mahmoud Hassan.

#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.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are used to getting what they want in the transfer market these days.

The Midland giants are a Premier League side these days and, backed by Chinese billionaires Fosun and well-connected super-agent Jorge Mendes, Wolves have brought coveted talents like Ruben Neves, Rui Patricio and Raul Jimenez to Molineux.

One player who does appear to have slipped through their grasp, however, is Egypt’s World Cup star Trezeguet.

Egypt's forward Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan (L) heads the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on...

Hurriyet reported on Tuesday that Wolves had made a bid of £4.5 million to trigger the Kasimpasa winger’s release clause. It is understood that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were also willing to offer £20,000 a week in wages to Trezeguet, who scored 13 goals and set up six more in the Turkish Super Lig last season.

But, for once, it seems that Wolves have been blown out of the water.

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...

Because Fotomac is now reporting that Trezeguet, real name Mahmoud Hassan, is closing in on a move to reigning Turkish champions Galatasaray instead. It is reported that the 23-year-old has turned down Wolves in order to play Champions League football with the Istanbul giants.

And Galatasaray have put a contract on the table worth around £37,000 a week – almost double Wolves’ offer.

With Champions League football and a much bigger pay packet, you cannot really blame Trezeguet for choosing Istanbul over Wolverhampton.

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