Egypt’s Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ has signed for Premier League side Aston Villa, with the player set to be announced as a Villan imminently.
Following two stellar seasons with Kasimpasa in the Turkish Super Lig, where he scored 25 goals and provided 18 assists in 71 games, as well as an impressive performance with Egypt in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Trezeguet was linked with a move to several European clubs.
The likes of Sampdoria, France’s ASSE Saint Etienne, Watford and Everton had reportedly shown interest in signing the young winger but no concrete offers were made.
Now, the 24-year-old will be joining recently-promoted Aston Villa after they made the former Al Ahly winger a key transfer target this summer.
PLinUSA had already announced on Sunday that the Egyptian had agreed personal terms with the club and that they found an agreement with Kasimpasa regarding the transfer sum.
Trezeguet will become the club’s ninth summer signing following their return to the English Premier League, with his arrival expected to be announced by Aston Villa over the coming 24 hours.
He will be playing alongside fellow compatriot Ahmed Elmohamdy, who will be enjoying his third season with the Villans.
The club is also currently owned by the NSWE group, a company owned by the Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris and the American billionaire Wes Edens.