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Profit Players: Trezeguet proving to be an astute piece of business by Aston Villa

This article forms part of our Profit Players feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how well a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how good of a deal the club managed to achieve.

Aston Villa have made a decent start to life in the Premier League, and after 12 games they sit outside the relegation zone on 11 points (BBC Sport).

Plenty wondered how the West Midlands side would do in the top flight after they were promoted from the Championship and spent over £100 million on players in the summer (Transfermarkt).

Some of those new signings have failed to make much of an impact so far, but that cannot be said of Egyptian international Trezeguet.

The Villans signed the winger for just £8.5 million from Turkish outfit Kasimpasa (Sky Sports), and after 12 games it already looks like a brilliant piece of business done by Dean Smith.

Indeed the 25-year-old has been a regular for Villa so far, featuring 11 times for them in the league including eight starts (Transfermarkt).

He provided a vital assist in their 2-2 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion back in September, and recently he has managed to score in back-to-back matches against Liverpool and Wolves respectively (Transfermarkt).

Added to his goal involvements, the Egyptian is averaging 1.4 successful dribbles per game, but also 1.4 successful tackles and 4.9 successful ground duels per match which shows that he works hard defensively as well as contributing going forward (via SofaScore).

Only Wesley and John McGinn have scored more league goals for Villa this season (BBC Sport), and the goal threat that Trezeguet has shown in recent weeks could have a major impact on the club’s fate come May.

If he continues to perform as he has done of late, then the £8.5 million they paid for him in the summer could look an absolute snip.

Aston Villa fans, how impressed with Trezeguet have you been so far this season? Let us know in the comments below…

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