Aston Villa may have had a busy January transfer window in terms of bringing new players into the club such as Calum Chambers, Lucas Digne, Philippe Coutinho and Robin Olsen.
However, it seems as though deadline day could see the Midlands club strike a deal that would see one of their current players leave Villa Park in the coming hours.
According to a recent Twitter post from The Athletic’s Villa journalist Gregg Evans, Istanbul Basaksehir are hoping to sign Trezeguet on loan.
Since joining the Villans back in the 2019 summer transfer window from Kasimpasa in a deal worth a reported fee of £8.75m, the winger has gone on to make 64 appearances for the Midlands club across all competitions but has only managed to score nine goals and provide five assists along the way.
After recovering from a serious knee injury back in December that he picked up back in April last year, the attacker has only played 10 minutes of action for Villa this season which came during their 2-1 away defeat against Brentford in the Premier League.
Taking into account the 27-year-old’s inconsistent goal contributions since becoming a Villa player and the fact that Steven Gerrard recently admitted that Trezeguet will find regular game time hard to come by this season, fans will surely be thrilled to see the Egyptian international leave the club, freeing up space on the wage bill of more recruits down the line.
After all, this is a player who has bagged just nine times in 64 outings.
With Villa having a number of players in their squad that can play on the wings such as Emi Buendia, Bertrand Traore, Philippe Coutinho and Leon Bailey, it’s not hard to see why Gerrard thinks Trezeguet may have a challenge on his hands to play regularly. Therefore, it makes a potential loan move away beneficial for the winger and the Villans.
Moving forward, if the £9m-rated attacker does end up leaving Villa on loan before the January transfer deadline and ends up having a successful time in Istanbul, perhaps this could be the first step towards the attacker eventually leaving the club on a permanent basis and putting an end to his spell in England with the Midlands side.