Aston Villa is delighted to announce the signing of Mahmoud Hassan for an undisclosed fee, subject to a work visa and international clearance.
Known as Trezeguet, the winger moves to Villa Park from Turkish side, Kasimpasa.
The 24-year-old started his career with Al Ahly in Egypt before moving to Europe to sign for Anderlecht. He enjoyed a further loan stint with Mouscron in Belgium prior to a switch to Turkey.
A regular at international level for Egypt, he has just returned from the African Nations Cup where he made four appearances, scoring once.
Head Coach Dean Smith said: “We’re really excited to work with ‘Trez’. I’ve watched him a number of times.
“He’s the type of wide player that we have been looking for who is direct, causes problems for the opposition in the final third and scores goals.”