Watford opinion: Trezeguet could add a lot of creativity and firepower
The 24-year-old, who currently plies his trade with Kasimpasa in the Turkish Super Lig, has also attracted interest from Lyon and Galatasaray, with reports claiming that the Turkish outfit are bracing themselves for offers this summer.
Trezeguet is currently in red-hot form for Egypt in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, with the winger guiding the host nation to three consecutive victories against the likes of Zimbabwe, DR Congo and Uganda.
The 24-year-old’s scintillating run of form on the international front this summer has caused his stocks to soar higher than anticipated.
Kasimpasa only managed to secure a 14th-place finish in the Turkish top-flight this past season but Trezeguet was one of the standout performers in the entire division.
The 24-year-old contributed with 9 goals and 9 assists in 34 league appearances and his consistently impressive performances earned him plenty of plaudits from fans and pundits alike.
Trezeguet, who was an integral part of Egypt’s 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign which ended in the group stages, signed for Kasimpasa on a permanent deal from Anderlecht last summer following a successful loan spell in the 2017-18 campaign.
The 24-year-old took the Super Lig by storm during his loan stint and racked up a staggering 13 goals and 6 assists in the league, bagging as many as 8 man-of-the-match awards in the process.
His exploits during his loan spell prompted Kasimpasa to make the deal permanent but the Egyptian might well be on the move once again this summer, with Everton, Watford, Lyon and Galatasaray all keen on securing his services.
The 24-year-old has outgrown his humble surroundings in Turkey and the time might just be right for him to test his credentials in a tougher league, such as the Premier League.
Essentially a left-winger by trade, Trezeguet is a technically-gifted and a tactically-versatile attacker who is also capable of playing out wide on the right and through the middle as a supporting striker.
A tricky and highly-skilled operator down the wide areas, the 24-year-old combines his sharpness and agility with his pace, acceleration and dribbling abilities to cut inside from the flanks where he either calls the goalkeeper into action with accurate shots or lays it off for his teammates to pull the strings.
A tenacious and hard-working customer with solid upper body strength, Trezeguet not only possesses the drive to run aggressively at his opposite number but he can also change the game with his wonderful eye for key passes and through balls in the final third.
Adept at creating his own space with his technical abilities on the ball, the Egyptian has also showcased the awareness to track back and help out his defenders.
The 24-year-old averaged 4 shots, 2.3 key passes, 3.3 dribbles, 1.6 crosses and 1 tackle per game in the Super Lig last season, figures which speak volumes of his well-rounded attributes as a creative player down the wide areas.
To put things into perspective, he would be a good signing for both Everton and Watford but the Hornets could bag a massive coup if they manage to beat off competition from their PL rivals in the race to sign the 24-year-old this summer.
Watford have already made a strong statement of intent with the capture of Craig Dawson from West Brom and Trezeguet could be another fine addition to their ranks.
Watford lost out to Wolves in the race for the Europa League qualification spot last season but they deserve all the credit for their incredible run to the final of the FA Cup.
Having enjoyed a promising campaign under Javi Gracia last term, it is now time for the Hornets to kick on and transform their promise into something more meaningful.
And Trezeguet could add a lot of creativity to their squad, whilst also increasing competition for places and adding valuable depth to the club’s attacking ranks.
Watford relied heavily on the likes of Gerard Deulofeu and Troy Deeney to deliver the goods in front of goal, with the likes of Andre Gray and Roberto Pereyra largely blowing hot and cold.
However, the arrival of the Egyptian could add that much-needed x-factor to their attack, which might just help them put up a better challenge for a European spot next season.
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That said, Watford should go all out in their pursuit of the talented Egyptian wizard this summer.