Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie believes Trezeguet could save his old side millions if he manages to add some consistency to his game.
Trezeguet was at his best for Villa last weekend, coming off the bench to score twice and inspire Dean Smith’s men to a 3-1 win over Fulham.
Those two strikes were the Egyptian’s first goals of the Premier League season and, while Hendrie has been critical of him in the past and Gabby Agbonlahor has called him “frustrating”, the ex-Villa player feels a consistent Trezeguet could have his use yet.
On the 26-year-old, Hendrie told FFC in an exclusive interview:
“You need that consistency level if you’re going to play in the Premier League. You can’t be coming in and playing and being the hero three times a season, you need to be there on a regular occasion. And that’s the only thing I would say about Trezeguet.
“If he had that consistent run… he’s played a lot of games this season, but he hasn’t really been one of those players that’s gone and created and scored loads of goals. It’s been in flashes and sparks that we’ve seen it. So, yeah, he possibly can save the club millions.”
Villa look set to strengthen the wide positions in the summer, so Trezeguet will certainly have to up his game going forward and try to find some more consistency.
According to The Telegraph, bringing in a new winger is a priority for the Midlands club in the next transfer window. In addition to a wide man, Smith could also target a centre-forward.