Wolves must beat Galatasaray to the signing of Trezeguet

According to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, Wolves have met the €5m buyout clause of Egyptian winger Mahmoud Hassan – better known as Trezeguet.

What’s the story?

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are up against Galatasaray, who have also met the buyout clause in Trezeguet’s contract with Turkish Super Lig side Kasimpasa, but the Turkish champions have offered higher wages.

The 23-year-old scored 16 goals and provided eight assists in 33 matches in all competitions last season and has impressed for his country in Russia on the biggest stage.

Trezeguet was given the nickname by a youth team coach due to the Egyptian’s striking physical resemblance to the French World Cup winner at the time.


Battle for his signature

Santo’s preferred formation for Wolves last year was a variation of a 3-4-3 and Trezeguet could fit perfectly into the left-sided forward role that this creates.

He has played as an inside forward for Egypt in this World Cup and has linked well with striker Marwan Mohsen. Playing in this position also allows for attacking wing-backs to utilise the space left out wide when the oppositions full-backs attempt to track Trezeguet’s runs.

Trezeguet is a hard-working forward player who excels at the press that has become so popular in English football recently and could be a bargain at just €5m. Santo should do all he can to convince the winger that he should be playing at Molineux next season.