Aston Vila have agreed a deal to take talented Egypt international Trezeguet to the Premier League, according to The Sun.

The Villans have been one of the most active clubs in the transfer market this summer, and are set to announce their ninth signing of a busy off-season, as they prepare to compete in the Premier League for the first time in four campaigns.

Villa have already secured moves for the likes of Kortney Hause, Matt Targett, Jota, Wesley, Anwar El Ghazi and Tyrone Mings among others, and the Egyptian is set to be confirmed in the next 48 hours.

Villans boss Dean Smith is understood to have been rewarded for taking the time to head to Egypt to track the winger in the recent Africa Cup of Nations, a decision which made the Birmingham based outfit more attractive to the 24-year-old than other clubs tracking his services.

French outfit Saint Etienne were said to be keen on the Egypt international, but the offer of Premier League football made personally by the Villa manager will see Mo Salah’s teammate heading to England.

Trezeguet scored nine times in 29 league matches for Turkish side Kasimpasa last season, and notched the first goal for his side in the Africa Cup of Nations, a competition which ultimately ended in disappointment as the host nation were beaten by South Africa in the last 16.

Despite his relatively young age, the Egypt international brings a good deal of experience to England with him, after spells in the top flights in Belgium and Turkey, as well as 41 caps for his country.

The Villans are understood to have agreed a deal of £8 million for the services of the winger, as Smith continues to overhaul his squad and ensure it has enough depth to make the step up and remain in the Premier League.


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