Egypt Independent

Aston Villa contracts Egyptian footballer Mahmoud Trezeguet

English football club Aston Villa officially announced on Wednesday that Egyptian international and Kasimpasa Turkish club player Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet has been signed on.

“We are delighted to confirm the signing of Trezeguet from Kasimpasa for an undisclosed fee, subject to a work visa and international clearance,” Aston Villa said in a Facebook post.

The 24-year-old footballer started his career with Al-Ahly in Egypt before moving to Europe to sign for Anderlecht. He enjoyed a further loan stint with Mouscron in Belgium prior to a switch to Turkey, according to the Aston Villa’s official statement.

Head Coach of Aston Villa Dean Smith said “We’re really excited to work with ‘Trez’. I’ve watched him a number of times. He’s the type of wide player that we have been looking for who is direct, causes problems for the opposition in the final third and scores goals.”

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm