Reported Aston Villa and Watford target Trezeguet makes his plans clear

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa in action during a training session at Bodymoor Heath training ground on May 03, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Premier League duo Aston Villa and Watford are reportedly chasing Egypt and Kasimpasa star Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan.

Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan of Kasimpasa AS during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig match between Kasimpasa AS and Antalyaspor AS at the Recep Tayyip Erdoganstadion on March 16, 2018 in...

Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan has just handed Aston Villa and Watford a major boost by making it clear to Kasimpasa that his time with the Turkish Super Lig outfit has come to an end, according to Takvim.

The speedy winger has been one of the stand-out stars at this summer’s African Cup of Nations, firing Egypt into the last 16 while outshining Liverpool superstar Mo Salah along the way.

And he could be rewarded with a move to England. The Sun claims that Aston Villa are set to make an £8 million bid for Trezeguet, named after the former Juventus and France star, while Watford are also interested if Fanatik are to be believed.


According to Takvim, Trezeguet has no interest in staying at Kasimpasa for a second season, telling the club’s management that he wants to leave this summer.

"I have completed my mission here. I want to go now,” they report the former Anderlecht star as saying.

Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah (L) celebrates with Egypt's midfielder Mahmoud Hassan after scoring a goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final football match between Burkina...

At £8 million, Trezeguet has the potential to be Aston Villa’s best pound-for-pound signing in what is already shaping up to be a transformative transfer window. The Midland giants have spent over £50 million already though the Egyptian ace would provide rapid pace and the ability to breeze past opponents at will.

He, Jack Grealish and Anwar El-Ghazi could form one of the Premier League’s most exciting attacking trios, particularly if new centre-forward Wesley Moraes can put away the chances they create.

Cameroon's defender Collins Fai (L) vies for the ball against Egypt's midfielder Mahmoud Hassan during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final football match between Egypt and Cameroon at the...

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