Aston Villa ace is in talks to finally join the club he nearly signed for in 2019


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Galatasaray want to bring Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan back to Turkey with the winger facing an uncertain future at Premier League giants Aston Villa, as reported by Fanatik

A £9 million from Kasimpasa in the summer of 2019, Trezeguet might not be the most gifted attacker ever to wear that iconic claret-and-blue shirt but he’s certainly had his moments. 

Who could forget that spine-tingling, stoppage-time winner in the EFL Cup semi-final victory over Leicester City two years ago?  

Or that match-winning brace against Crystal Palace a few months later? That decisive strike against Arsenal, one that played a massive role in keeping Aston Villa in the Premier League? 

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If Trezeguet does follow Anwar El Ghazi out the door before February’s transfer deadline, he will depart with the good grace of everyone connected with the Midland giants.  

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According to Fanatik, Super Lig giants Galatasaray have reached out to the 27-year-old, enquiring about whether he’d be interested in a mid-season move to Istanbul.  

Trezeguet tore the Turkish top-flight apart during his superb spell at Kasimpasa between 2017 and 2019. He scored 22 goals in 65 games for the Beyoglu-based club.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – FEBRUARY 17: Trezeguet (L) of Kasimpasa celebrates after scoring a goal during Turkish Super Lig week 22 soccer match between Kasimpasa and Galatasaray at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on February 17, 2019.
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Interestingly, the Egypt international came very close to joining Galatasaray when leaving Kasimpasa nearly three years ago.

The 22-time Super Lig champions offered Trezeguet a contract worth £37,000-a-week.

They were pipped to the post, however, by an Aston Villa side preparing for their long-awaited return to the Promised Land.

Trezeguet has played just 10 minutes of top-flight football this season. He made his first appearance off the bench in the recent 2-1 defeat to Brentford after recovering from knee surgery.  

And the high-profile arrival of Philippe Coutinho on loan from La Liga giants Barcelona could close the door on Trezeguet’s hopes of a Villa Park revival under Steven Gerrard.

El Ghazi, another winger, joined top-flight rivals Everton on loan this week with Lucas Digne moving in the other direction. 

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