Villa exit touted for Trezeguet as Trabzonspor make proposal

Aston Villa have reportedly begun negotiations with Trabzonspor over a possible transfer for winger Trezeguet this summer.

The 27-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Basaksehir, where he enjoyed a fine spell as he contributed six goals and four assists in 13 league appearances.

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That form has seemingly sparked interest from elsewhere in Turkey, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that Trabzonspor have made an official proposal to Villa for Trezeguet, and negotiations between the two clubs have started.

He adds that other clubs in Turkey and other leagues are also interested in the Egyptian international, and so it remains to be seen if there will be competition for his signature in the coming weeks and a potential bidding war to prise him away from Villa Park.

Although Trezeguet played a key role in recent years in helping Villa get back to the level where we’re at now, unfortunately for him, he has fallen down the pecking order at the club over the past 12 months.

That was clear when Steven Gerrard was appointed last season too as he opted to bring in Philippe Coutinho in January after his predecessor signed Emiliano Buendia last summer, and so competition for places in that area of the Villa squad was always going to have a negative impact on the Egyptian winger.

In turn, with Villa looking to continue to strengthen Gerrard’s squad this summer, they will have to balance that out with sales and trim the squad where necessary, and it appears as though an exit for Trezeguet could form part of that strategy, with Trabzonspor’s offer now seemingly set to be considered in the coming days.