Aston Villa have reportedly agreed a fee with Trabzonspor over the transfer of winger Trezeguet this summer in a deal worth £4.25m.
Trezeguet, 27, spent the second half of last season out on loan at Basaksehir, and it proved to be a successful stint for the Egyptian international as he bagged six goals and four assists in 13 appearances.
Having returned from a serious knee injury to stiff competition for places at Villa which would have severely limited his playing time and opportunities to impress, a loan spell away from the club made perfect sense, but it also raised question marks over his long-term future at Villa under Steven Gerrard.
As per the Express and Star, it’s now been reported that Trezeguet has seen Villa and Trabzonspor agree a fee of £4.25m for his transfer, although it’s noted that he hasn’t reached an agreement with the Turkish outfit on personal terms yet and so that will be the next stage of the potential move.
Nevertheless, the report above adds that a deal is expected to be completed in the coming days, and so Villa will bid farewell to a player who played a key role in our successful bid to retain our Premier League status in 2020, and he’ll go with the fans appreciating the contribution he made to the club.
Talk Villa view: Trezeguet’s exit from Villa makes sense for all parties
That said, with the signing of top level creative players over the past couple of transfer windows in the form of the likes of Emiliano Buendia and Philippe Coutinho, Trezeguet’s chances would have been very much limited at Villa moving forward, and so the move away ultimately makes sense for all parties concerned.
Villa get a return on their initial investment for a player who would have had a bit-part role moving forward, Trezeguet gets a move elsewhere to secure a more prominent role in a league he knows well and has been successful in previously, while Trabzonspor get a top player with plenty left in the tank.
From a Villa perspective, it will be interesting to see who else follows him out of the exit door in the coming weeks, and in turn whether or not it opens the door for more incomings in the near future too.