Aston Villa have confirmed that Trezeguet has left the club on a permanent transfer to join Turkish side Trabzonspor.
Trezeguet, 27, joined Villa in 2019 and although he only managed nine goals in 64 appearances, he played a vital role during his time at the club and scored some pivotal goals along the way.
However, off the back of a serious knee injury and a subsequent loan move away in the second half of last season, the Egyptian international has seen himself slip down the pecking order at Villa under Steven Gerrard and so an exit was seen as the best outcome for all parties concerned.
As per the club’s official site, they’ve confirmed that Trezeguet has joined Trabzonspor, although they haven’t provided any further details beyond that as it’s stated that he’s moved on for an undisclosed fee.
Trezeguet exit the sensible decision for all
While it’s always a shame to see a player who has made an important contribution to the club leave, an exit this summer was always the smart move for all concerned.
From a Villa perspective, we trim the squad and hopefully add more room for manoeuvre and financial flexibility in terms of making more signings in this transfer window, while Trezeguet gets a better chance of securing a more prominent role elsewhere.
With Emiliano Buendia, Philippe Coutinho, Leon Bailey and others in mind, it was always going to be difficult for Trezeguet to get a look in this season and beyond, and so while we wish him all the best in his career moving forward, it’s the right decision at this stage and Villa will hope to continue to strengthen the squad as a whole.