Aston Villa and Trabzonspor Settle on a Trezeguet Fee
The on-going Turkish transfer saga of Trezeguet of the past few weeks looks to be drawing to a close with reports of Aston Villa and Trabzonspor finally agreeing a transfer fee of five million euros (approximately £4.25m).
With Trezeguet approaching the final season of his Villa contract, it had been previously reported that the fee was going to be in the region of £3m, so Villa have seemingly managed to get an extra £1m+ on top (perhaps they emailed Trabzonspor, Trezeguet’s dramatic back post League Cup semi-final winner, to swing the deal?!)
According to social media’s favourite transfer guy, Fabrizio Romano, the deal should be wrapped up and announced in the coming days.
Aston Villa and Trabzonspor have reached an agreement for the transfer of Trezeguet. Paperworks and personal terms remaining in order to complete the deal. ???????? #AVFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 30, 2022
Negotiations will continue in the coming days.
Considering the poor return of outgoing Villa signings in recent years, a shade over £4m for Trezeguet will be viewed as a satisfactory deal for the club. Villa will get half the transfer fee they initially paid for Trezeguet, despite him only having a season left on his contract.
Trezeguet signed for Villa from Kasimpasa for around £8.5m in 2019, scoring eight Premier League goals in 56 league appearances. His most famous goal though came in injury-time in the 2020 League Cup semi-final second leg against Leicester City, that took Villa to Wembley.
His most valuable goals though, were undoubtedly the three goals the Egyptian winger scored in the last four games of ‘Project Restart’, that ultimately kept Villa in the Premier League, after their late miracle escape from relegation.