As per journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Midlands side have “reached an agreement” with Turkish champions Trabzonspor regarding a deal for the 27-year-old, albeit with the Egypt international still to agree on personal terms.
Writing on Twitter about the 56-cap playmaker’s future, the transfer guru stated: “Aston Villa and Trabzonspor have reached an agreement for the transfer of Trezeguet. Paperworks and personal terms remaining in order to complete the deal.
“Negotiations will continue in the coming days.”
The former Kasimpasa man – who joined Villa on an £8.75m deal back in 2019 – had spent the second half of last season on loan in the Super Lig with Istanbul Basaksehir, having only returned from a lengthy injury absence towards the end of 2021.
While the £9m-rated gem has perhaps been unfortunate to have suffered that significant knee injury – which ruled him out for almost eight months – he had hardly pulled up many trees prior to that, showing just glimpses of his talent during his three-year stay in England.
A promising debut campaign had seen the £47k-per-week ace net six times in 34 Premier League games, including a pivotal winner against Arsenal to help stave off the drop, yet he followed that up with just two league goals the following year, having failed to earn a regular starting berth for the Villans.
In truth, supporters won’t be shedding any tears over his departure, with his exit perhaps a sign of the impressive squad revamp that manager Steven Gerrard is currently undertaking, as the ambitious club bids to improve upon last season’s 14th place finish.
With the likes of Emi Buendia, Leon Bailey and now Philippe Coutinho among the Englishman’s impressive attacking options, it is unsurprising that Trezeguet has become surplus to requirements, with the one-time Anderlecht man not perhaps at the level that was needed.
Having scored six goals and provided four assists in just 13 league games during his recent loan stint, the 5 foot 11 winger has showcased he is not a lost cause, although simply does not have a future in Gerrard’s squad moving forward.
It could also prove smart business to generate some extra funds with any sale, with the player set to be available for free next summer, with just a year remaining on his existing deal.
His exit will also spark hope among supporters that a new attacking incoming could potentially be on the way, an eventuality that would no doubt leave Villa Park buzzing.