The Villa Park side have been linked with the Kasimpasa ace in recent weeks, as were Serie A side Sampdoria.

Aston Villa have won the race for Kasimpasa winger and Egypt international Trezeguet ahead of Serie A side Sampdoria, according to a report in Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed two fruitful seasons since moving to Turkey – in 2017-18, he scored 16 goals and registered eight assists in just 33 outings.

Previously on the books at Anderlecht, Trezeguet – real name Mahmoud Hassan – sealed a permanent switch to Kasimpasa last summer for a fee reported by Transfermarkt as £1.8million, as well as doing well for Egypt at the Russia World Cup.

Last season, meanwhile, he continued to impress by registering nine goals and nine assists in 34 Super Lig appearances, before putting in another good international shift at the Africa Cup of Nations this summer.

Two bright moments for Trezeguet in the tournament were his winner against Zimbabwe in the first group game and his assist for Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the game against DR Congo, as seen here:

According to TMW, Sampdoria are now looking elsewhere after refusing to match Villa’s €15million (£13.5million) bid – the fee that Kasimpasa were demanding before they let Trezeguet go, and as a result, it’s apparently “all done” (“tutto fatto”) between the Villans and the player.

Trezeguet, who has just recently returned to pre-season training for Kasimpasa, is contracted to the club until the summer of 2021, according to Transfermarkt.

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