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EXCLUSIVE | Internazionale to hijack Trezeguet transfer to Galatasaray

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Serie A giants are set to hijack Mahmoud Hassan ‘’s imminent move to Galatasaray, KingFut can confirm.

The 23-year-old Egypt international is regarded as one of the best young wingers in Africa, and has been linked with a number of European clubs following his impressive performances last season.

Trezeguet scored 16 goals and provided eight assists in 33 games with Turkey’s Kasımpaşa, leading them to a respectable eighth place in the Turkish Super League.

Wolverhampton, Everton, Bournemouth, Leicester, and Burnley were all linked with a move for the Egyptian, but Italian giants Inter Milan could be the team where he ends up at.

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Trezeguet’s move to Inter is 80% complete according to sources, with the club having a deal in place to loan him out to Parma.

Due to Inter having the maximum number of foreign players among their ranks, the loan deal will have to go through for the upcoming season.

He’s currently in Milan after concluding his meetings with the club officials.

Despite the move close to happening, one stumbling block remains to be solved as Galatasaray, who have been in pursuit of the player for weeks, have offered more money to buy the player from Kasimpasa.

The 23-year-old winger has offers from Zenit Saint Petersburg & Schalke along with Galatasaray & Inter.

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Trezeguet started his football career at Egypt giants Al Ahly in 2012, donning the famous red shirt until 2015, winning two CAF Champions Leagues, the 2014 Confederation Cup, one league title, and two Egypt Super Cups.

Overall he made 87 appearances for the Red Devils, before joining Anderlecht, however, he endured a difficult start to life with Belguim’s most successful club, as after just 11 appearances, he was loaned out to Royal Excel Mouscron and then Kasimpasa.

His time on loan saw him impressing, scoring 23 goals while providing 13 assists in 61 appearances with the two clubs across all competitions.

READ: Street in Kafr El-Sheikh renamed after Mahmoud Trezeguet

Trezeguet, who featured in all three of Egypt’s games in the World Cup, was one of the main reasons behind Egypt qualification after winning two crucial penalties during the qualifiers, including a last-gasp penalty in the decisive game against Congo.

Operations and Business Development Manager of KingFut. Degree in Pharmacy and Biotechnology from the German University in Cairo. Manchester United fan.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Mostafa El-Bendary

    June 29, 2018 at 12:40 AM

    Why would he go to inter? In my opinion i would rather go to Everton and play in the premier league. From there He would be noticed from many other clubs. The seria A wont make him a star

    • Mohamad

      June 29, 2018 at 4:55 AM

      Serie A made Salah a star. Im conflicted i think his pace is good for the premier league but in italy he can learn the tactical game better and then go to england in two years a polished player.

    • ahmed

      June 29, 2018 at 7:39 AM

      He is taking the right step. Playing in the Serie A is a good step to learn and become a better player. A prime example that the Premier League is for seasoned players is Salah. He went there and while we may argue that Mourinho didn’t give him much of a chance, Salah was not half the player he is now and simply wasn’t ready to cement a starting lineup spot. He went to Serie A, polished lots of areas in his game and came back.

      The only thing I regret about Trezeguet is his age. He becomes 24 in October. Had he hit Europe at 19 or 18 like Salah he would’ve been doing this move at 21 or 22 max and granted he performs he would’ve been able to make a move to a bigger club right in the beginning of his prime at 24-25.

      However, this is not on him. This is on our footballing mentality in Egypt where clubs like Ahly and Zamalek who will win the league regardless will slow these guys down for an extra 2 or 3 years before letting them go. These years are crucial because the player needs time to adapt in Europe and spend at least 2 years with his new club before even thinking of making the next step. If you send a guy at 21 or 22 of age you are already reducing his chances of making it to the top level because that crucial time between 18 and 21 is where the player should be picking up his game and making up for the huge gap he will have between European youngster who basically has tons more of tactical awareness and footballing IQ than the Egyptian counterpart who was brought up in a very lacking Egyptian footballing system. At 22 and older European clubs are not looking anymore at the idea of developing you and want results in order to have success with you and eventually make a profit off selling you. If at 22-23 all the player has to show up for is more skills than the 20yo kid playing the same position he is, he will systematically see less playing time and eventually leave because clubs mean business and know very well that you are not where you should be in your development as a business project.

  2. Gogi

    June 29, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    Inter would be easily the worst of all the mentioned options. Why should he join a mediocre team in a mediocre league which clearly shows how highly they rate him by plotting to loan him out even before he’s purchased, only to probably fight relegation with Parma? But Egyptians are experts at unwise moves, as Salah’s one to Chelsea a few years ago shows. Baffling since back then Liverpool had shown great and genuine interest in Salah and his playing style clearly fits Liverpool more and Chelsea obviously didn’t buy him with pure intentions, obvious to anyone who remembers the circumstances and persons involved.
    It was surely not the Serie A which made Salah a star. He’s a phenomenal player who lost several years in the spotlight caused by his naive move to Chelsea. Despite showing great performances in Italy he wasn’t even voted into the 5 of African players because nobody except Egyptian and Italian media cared.

    • ahmed

      June 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM

      @Gogi, Serie A is a mediocre league? The only unwise thing I see is how you think a player can simply jump from playing in a mid-table club in Turkey to England and become a superstar. The Serie is easily a top 3 league in Europe along with the EPL and La Liga. A number of players went to this league and came out as better players Salah being one of them. Do you even follow football? Italy won 4 world cups with squads mainly composed of players from this league not to mention the number of CL winning clubs they produced. All the experts and even the fans can see the improvements that were made to Salah’s game in the two years and a half he spent there.

      They are looking to loan him because they have a limit of foreign players they can have in the squad for a given season. Would you maybe like them to ditch Miranda or Naingolan to fit the WORLD STAR coming from Kasimpasa? In addition to that, loaning a player after purchase is a common thing in world football because sometimes you have ready players and want the new guy to still develop. Its called a move for the future.

      If Trezeguet moves to the Premier League at this time he will become a bench warmer before the Christmass break just like Ramadan Sobhi became. Sure Hegazy did it, but Hegazy literally had the potential to be a world class CB if it wasn’t for his injuries. Gabr joined him and couldn’t even crack a sub appearance on a club that was relegated. Sobhi joined a relegated team in Stoke and was their bench warmer for all his career over there. The PL is the most competitive league in the world. They don’t have time to develop a player on the fly. You’ll be here bitching about him being benched at Everton and that he’s not given the chance or calling him a failure.

      Too big too soon is just how you fail. You think if Salah was that good at Chelsea Mourinho would’ve benched him? I agree Mourinho is the worst coach for young players, but implying that Salah was the same player he is today and Mourinho was this blind is the definition of delusion.

      Unless a player is phenomenal, aka Messi or a Neymar, usually he takes his career gradually by first playing at either small clubs and move up the ladder from there or joins a top team in a league renowned for developing players like Ligue 1, Liga NOS, Eredivisie or join a club that is renowned for developing players like Basel. Our players are straight out the Egyptian system which is okay for Africa, but not comparable to Europe. Incrementalism is required in order to succeed.

  3. Gogi

    July 1, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    The Serie A is a good league but clearly weaker than the Bundesliga, Premier League and the Primera Division. So, relatively speaking, it’s a mediocre league. I do follow football and I’ve yet to meet someone more knowledgable about its history and more enthusiastic about what’s going on in world football right now. I’ve also played the game and I’m hopefully going to acquire my UEFA B license in the near future. If a team really values you and believes in your abilities it’s NOT going to buy you just to immediately loan you out. Trezeguet himself, just a few weeks ago, rightly pointed out that he should join a team that NEEDS him. Sadly, his actions speak the exact opposite. He hears the name Inter and apparantly gets itchy dreaming about their past glorious days and becoming part of similar success stories with them in the future. In reality Inter will probably struggle to qualify for international football while he dumps around at Parma where he almost certainly won’t enjoy a favourable environment to show his offensive skills. By the way, all that talk about development and jumping from one team to a supposedly sĺightly stronger team for several years to be finally deemed worthy of playing in the Premier League is popular in media and football fan forums. The real business is a completely different story. As long as you have the skills and the coach doesn’t have a problem with you for some reason (or sometimes for no reason at all) you’re going to play. The team you came from (logically) doesn’t matter at all. I’m quite sure you’d have a hard picking any of the above mentioned Premier League clubs and telling me the names of 5 of their players and which random teams they’ve been bought from.
    Having said that, I’d really like seeing him play for Schalke, although I might be biased as an Egyptian-German. There’d be a good chance of competing for the league title and he’d play Champions League football. Their prospects are much better than Inter’s in my opinion, and almost surely superior to those of Parma Calcio.

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