Aston Villa squad man tempted by offer as meeting scheduled for exit

Date published: Wednesday 13th January 2021 2:27 - Samuel Bannister

Trezeguet Aston Villa TEAMtalk

Aston Villa could bid farewell to Trezeguet this month as the midfielder struggles for gametime this season.

Trezeguet joined Villa from Kasimpasa in 2019, one year after playing at the World Cup for Egypt.

He managed 33 appearances and six goals from his first season in the Premier League. However, his second season in England has not been as successful.

While Villa are enjoying a much better campaign as a whole, injuries have hampered Trezeguet’s progress. So far, he has only started eight league games and is yet to score in 2020-21.

Therefore, he may need to leave the club to get his career back on track. To do so, he could return to Turkey.

According to Sporx, Villa will have a meeting with Galatasaray this week to discuss a potential transfer for Trezeguet.

Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim is a long-term admirer of the player and even tried to sign him before his move to Villa. Now, he could finally get the chance to work with him.

The 26-year-old would apparently be open to the move, because it would allow him to reunite with Mbaye Diagne, with whom he starred for Kasimpasa. He also knows he would get more regular gametime than at Villa.


Trezeguet is seen as someone who can help Galatasaray’s push to regain the Turkish Super Lig title. They last won the league in 2019, but finished sixth last season.

Currently third, they need reinforcements in January to help maintain their momentum – and Trezeguet could be an ideal addition.

Such a move may have to wait, though, as Trezeguet has recently tested positive for Covid-19 – like many Villa staff.

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Keinan Davis TEAMtalk

Trezeguet is not the only Villa player in demand this month. Reports recently indicated that striker Keinan Davis is wanted by three Championship clubs.

The 22-year-old has not started a single Premier League game this season, so may have to drop down a level.

According to The Athletic, Swansea, Huddersfield and Derby would all be interested in taking him on loan for the rest of the season.

Davis remains under contract at Villa Park until 2024, but may benefit from some time away from the club to continue his development.

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