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Report: Aston Villa set to win race after tabling £13.5million offer

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Report: Aston Villa set to win race after tabling £13.5million offer

Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb have claimed that Aston Villa are set to win the race to sign Kasimpasa wing wizard Trezeguet this summer, after tabling £13.5million offer.

The report claims that Serie A outfit Sampdoria had entered the bidding for the Egyptian star, as his excellent form in Turkey over the past two seasons continues to attract attention across Europe.

He found the back of the net 16 times as well as laying on eight assists in 2017-18, before impressing at the World Cup with Egypt. He then scored nine goals and created 10 more last term.

It is believed Sampdoria wanted to net Trezeguet but it appears Villa have won the race, after out-pricing Sampdoria with a £13.5million offer. It is believed Trezeguet preferred a move to the Premier League over Italy.

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TBR’s view – Villa still getting a bargain in Trezeguet

Villa certainly need additions out wide after only bringing in Jota and Anwar El Ghazi this summer. The duo are the club’s only Premier League standard options, with Andre Green still learning his trade.

 

Trezeguet eases Dean Smith’s woes from out wide and although they are spending slightly more than the originally believed fee of around £10million, Trezeguet is still a bargain.

At just 24, he has plenty of resale value and at a much higher price if he can impress in the Premier League. All the signs suggest he can.

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