Aston Villa journalist Gregg Evans has been sharing his thoughts on Villa winger Trezeguet and his future at the Midlands club.
This comes after Evans made an appearance on a recent episode of The Athletic’s Villa-themed podcast 1874 where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Dean Smith’s side.
On the subject of Trezeguet, who scored two of Villa’s three goals in their recent 3-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League, and his future at Villa Park, Evans had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I don’t think he’ll play a big part next season.
“I think Villa will upgrade in those areas, in the wide areas, I don’t see him being a starter next year, but he’s another one I’ve got a little bit of a soft spot for.
“I like his work ethic, I like the fact that he never gives up and there’s a lot to be said about that if you’re not quite as good as some of your counterparts, but you’re still putting in more effort than everyone, you can take your game up to a new level.
“I was pleased for him when he got his goals.”
Villa signed Trezeguet back in the 2019 summer transfer window from Turkish club Kasimpasa for a fee of £9 million.
Since arriving at Villa Park, the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £9 million, has made 62 appearances for Smith’s side across all competitions in which he has managed to score nine goals and provide five assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Gregg Evans’ comments on Trezeguet and his future at Villa…
The fact that Trezeguet managed to score two vital goals for Villa at the weekend against Fulham shows that he can be an important figure in the side for Smith to call upon as an extra attacking outlet.
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However, the fact that those two goals are the only ones he’s managed to score in the league all season perhaps suggests that Villa could be better off signing a new winger in the upcoming summer transfer window that could provide more of a goalscoring threat on a regular basis.