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Van Holsbeeck: Anderlecht considering Trezeguet purchase option
RSC Anderlecht general sports manager Herman Van Holsbeeck has confirmed that the Belgian club are considering a permanent move for Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’.
After joining Anderlecht last summer on a one-season loan from Al Ahly, the Egypt international has managed just 107 minutes of playing time for the club, starting only against Gent.
Moreover, the 21-year-old hasn’t been called up to Besnik Hasi’s squad for the last few games.
However, Van Holsbeeck insists that the club’s board believe in Trezeguet’s potential, and that he just needs to overcome certain problems in order to feature with the club.
“We are convinced that he has potential; he just needs some time in order to adapt with the club and overcome the communication problems,” Van Holsbeeck said.
The general sports manager likens signing Trezeguet with the transfer of the striker Matias Suarez, who joined in 2008.
“It can be compared with the transfer of Matias Suarez. We paid two-and-a-half million euros to bring in the Argentinian. I was criticized by the president after his dramatic first season, but since then Suarez has become one of our best players in the last decade,” Van Holsbeeck claimed.
Several Belgian reports have claimed that Anderlecht are willing to pay Al Ahly €2.2 million in order to keep the midfielder on a permanent basis.
“Trezeguet now needs to prove that we are not wrong about him. He was a golden player at Egypt who can take control the ball and do something for his team. He just needs to learn how to work when he loses the ball,” the 61-year-old concluded.