Aston Villa winger Trezeguet has spoken to beIN Sports Turkey about his time with the Premier League side and why he chose to move to England.
The Egyptian winger joined Dean Smith’s side last summer from Super Lig club Kasimpasa for €11m, despite interest from some of Turkey’s biggest clubs.
Fenerbahce and Galatasaray were both reported to be interested in the attacker, but he instead chose to move to Villa Park. Watford were also linked with the player during the last summer window but a transfer to Vicarage Road never materialised.
Speaking about Villa, Trezeguet said his dream was always to play in the Premier League and that’s one of the main reasons he decided to join the club: “I had offers from Turkey, and some of the big clubs in Italy. But my dream was always to play in the Premier League. I’m both representing Egypt and my hometown club Al Ahli so I thought I have to play in the club that will help me to achieve that.”
Trezeguet also revealed his international teammate Ahmed Elmohamady and Villa owner Nassef Sawiris were also influential when he finally made a decision over his future: “There were other teams who were interested in me, but I wanted to join Villa. My international teammate Elmohamady was a big help. The club president’s approach made the difference.”
The 25 year old has made 24 appearances for Dean Smith’s side this season, scoring three goals.