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Report: Aston Villa agree Trézéguet fee

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John Percy, and others, have reported that Villa are in advanced talks with Egyptian winger Trezeguet

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Telegraph reporter John Percy has moved to confirm speculation that Aston Villa have agreed a fee with Turkish side Kasımpaşa for Egyptian winger Trézéguet. Percy has reported that the fee - £8.75 million - will include a chunk of add-ons. Kasımpaşa had sought a fee of around £13.5 million which would mean Aston Villa have enjoyed a massive win in negotiations here.

Mahmoud Hassan - named Trézéguet due to his ‘resemblance’ to the retired French international David Trézéguet is a winger known for his lung-busting runs down the flank. A hard worker, Trézéguet barely saw his efforts rewarded at this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations as Egypt crashed out in the knockout stages.

A review of Trézéguet’s footage shows that even his ‘unsuccessful dribbles’ - ball runs that end without a positive action, still ripped sides apart at times. One run in particular against Uganda could’ve earned his team a valuable penalty. His positioning ability and his skill to thread through-balls will come in handy for Aston Villa, who will need help on the wings this season. Trézéguet plays on the left side of the front-line, but is often switched. He is right-footed. It’s likely that he will rotate with both Jota and Anwar El-Ghazi, who are the starters on both flanks right now.

He’s clearly a talented player that will benefit from Premier League football, and the coaching Aston Villa can provide to improve players. We’ll see an announcement in the coming days, should Trézéguet’s medical pass without issue.