Aston Villa winger Trézéguet Set for Turkey?
Aston Villa winger Trézéguet seems likely to be the Villa first player announced to leave after the Premier League transfer window officially opens on Friday June 10th.
Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur broke the news yesterday that Trabzonspor had made official contact with Aston Villa regarding a transfer, adding that several Turkish league clubs, including Fenerbahce, Besiktas, and Basaksehir were also interested.
Since then, social media’s favourite transfer writer Fabrizio Romano has essentially repeated the news, which at least backs it up.
While other interest from clubs in Italy, Spain and England have been mentioned, there’s been no details forthcoming on who exactly.
🚨Trabzonspor have made contact with Aston Villa regarding the transfer of Trézéguet. 🇪🇬 #AVFC— Ekrem KONUR (@Ekremkonur) June 8, 2022
✨Fenerbahce, Besiktas, and Basaksehir are among the Turkish clubs interested in the player.
👀Clubs from Italy, Spain, and England are also interested. https://t.co/azEfNDeHWU pic.twitter.com/bDiktOjPU6
The Egyptian winger potentially could be following hot on the heels of the departure of Matt Targett, who signed a permanent deal with Newcastle that brought Villa a total fee of £15m.
Of all the current Villa squad, Trézéguet is certainly a player that currently falls outside of the first XI, that Villa can realistically demand an acceptable fee for and will find a club willing to pay his level of wages.
Despite being a hero of Villa’s relegation battle in their first season back in the Premier League, multiple injuries (facial injury, hamstring and torn ACL) the following season threw Trézéguet’s Villa career off course.
After a long period out from April 2021 to January 2022 from his ACL injury, in his first game back and first under Steven Gerrard, Trézéguet didn’t exactly impress his new boss with a laughable blatant dive to try and win a penalty.
All it seemed to achieve was to put him on the first plane out to Turkey to join İstanbul Başakşehir on loan for the rest of the season.
A useful loan spell in the Turkish Süper Lig saw him get amongst the goals (with 6 in 10) and that has no doubt sparked the subsequent strong Turkish interest to sign him.