Villa must offer more to land ‘Trezeguet’

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Aston Villa have reportedly made an offer to sign Egypt forward Mahmoud Hassan but his club Kasimpasa are holding out for more cash.

Aston Villa have reportedly made an offer to sign Egypt forward Mahmoud Hassan but his club Kasimpasa are holding out for more cash.

The 24-year-old, who is more commonly known as ‘Trezeguet’ after the former France international, signed permanent terms with Istanbul outfit Kasimpasa last summer after spending the pervious season on loan at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium.

After scoring 13 Super Lig goals from 31 outings in 2017-18, he bagged nine from 34 top-flight appearances last term to catch the eye of a number of top European clubs.

Villa are said to be one, with Kasimpasa’s vice-president, Hasan Hilmi Oksuz, revealing to Aksam that the Villans and another unnamed club must up their offer to stand any chance of landing the player.

‘The official offer came from Aston Villa and another British team,’ he said.

‘One offered 5million euros (£4.

5m) and the other club offered 7.

5million euros (£6.7m).

‘The club is not considering accepting bids for less than 15million euros (£13.

5m) for Trezeguet.’

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