Ever since Mohamed Salah broke onto the scenes of world football last season with Liverpool, the search has been ongoing for more Egyptian footballing talent and Lazio thinks they may have found it. His name? Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan, simply known as Trezeguet, who is a left winger currently playing for Turkish Super Lig club Kasimpasa.
At 24 years of age, the Egyptian has tallied five goals and five assists inside of 16 appearances this season. Turning heads, the player was supposedly enquired about by Roma and Parma as well, but the club is asking for €10 million, which may be causing a lack of action to ensue.
Starting his footballing career in his homeland with El Ahly Cairo, he was purchased by Belgian side RSC Anderlecht in the summer of 2016 after a loan spell at the club the year before. When joining the side, however, he was sent out on loan right away again firstly to Royal Excel Mouscron (28 appearances; seven goals and five assists) and Kasimpasa (33 appearances; 16 goals and eight assists) the year after. With terrific success in Turkey, he was purchased permanently this last summer becoming a regular for the side.
The nature of the transfer is not yet known, but with Lazio potentially loaning Alessandro Murgia for six months, perhaps the Eagles could strike a similar deal – a €6 million has supposedly been offered. It would probably be best that the initial attempt is a loan to test the player’s ability to adapt to Serie A play; while a winger is desperately needed, we need to make sure he is able to perform before making a move permanent.