Aston Villa attacker Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan (Trezeguet) has been linked with a move that might see him return to Turkey in January.
The 26-year-old winger had a successful first season in English football with Aston Villa after guiding them to Premier League safety.
He played a key part in helping the club secure Premier League survival, scoring goals against Crystal Palace and Arsenal to keep the club in the fight to avoid relegation until the final match day last season.
The former Al Ahly star finished his first season at ‘Villa Park’ with seven goals and three assists to his name in 41 games in all competitions.
This season, the Egyptian ace has struggled to find his feet after failing to find the back of the net in the 10 appearances he has made so far. Both Anwar El-Ghazi and summer signing Bertrand Traore have been impressing for the club at the start of the 2020/21 campaign and have dropped ‘Trezeguet’ to the bench.
According to a report by Turkish publication Vatan, Galatasaray are lining up a move for the former Kasimpasa man as they look to strengthen their attack for the remainder of the season.
Galatasaray are reportedly preparing an initial 18-month loan offer to Aston Villa to bring the attacker back to Turkey.
‘Trezeguet’ had his European breakthrough after enjoying two exceptional seasons with Kasimpasa between 2017 and 2019.
He netted 25 goals and provided 18 assists in 71 games for the Turkish outfit, which earned him a 8.75 million Euros move to the English Premier League.
Galatasaray currently sit top of the Turkish Super Lig table, just one point ahead of rivals Beşiktaş. The record Turkish champions are keen on bringing the league title back after losing it last season to İstanbul Başakşehir.
The club is currently being coached by legendary Turkish manager Fatih Terim, and it’s not the first time he wanted to sign Trezeguet as they were linked with a move for the Egyptian before he moved to the United Kingdom.
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By Prince Sobayeni