Aston Villa have today announced that Egyptian winger Mahmoud Hassan - Trezeguet - will be the club's ninth signing of the summer transfer window.
We are delighted to confirm the signing of @Trezeguet from Kasimpasa for an undisclosed fee, subject to a work visa and international clearance.. ✍️— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) July 24, 2019
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Trezeguet, a hard-working direct runner on the flank, joins Villa from Turkish side Kasimpasa for a fee rumoured to be in the region of £8.75 million. There will be add-ons in the deal that brings Trezeguet to Aston Villa that could end up increasing the overall transfer fee to £15 million.
The name? Hassan is know as Trezeguet due to his apparent footballing resemblance to French forward David Trezeguet.
With this signing, it would seem that a move for Brentford's Said Benrahma is off the cards. At least for now.
An exciting wing option on the right or left, Trezeguet will compete with Anwar El-Ghazi, André Green and Jota for a starting place - and could end up as the first choice if he gets up to speed in the opening weeks of the coming Premier League season.
As an Egyptian international, Trezeguet will link up with Ahmed Elmohamady at both club and international level. This will no doubt aid his transition to the Villa, his new club.