Agbonlahor: El Ghazi has played his last game for Aston Villa and £8m teammate may follow him out
Anwar El Ghazi has played his last game for Aston Villa and Trezeguet may follow him out of the club, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Aston Villa’s record Premier League goalscorer claimed Steven Gerrard will want players of a better standard like Philippe Coutinho.
Villa confirmed last Thursday (13 January) that El Ghazi, 26, had joined Everton on loan until the end of the season, while £8million signing Trezeguet, 27, has missed much of the season due to injury.
Football Insider revealed last year (29 November) the club were planning to offload two of El Ghazi, Trezeguet and Bertrand Traore.
“I don’t see El Ghazi coming back and playing for Aston Villa,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“He has done a great job for Aston Villa, he’s scored some important goals so he deserves a lot of credit for what he has done in an Aston Villa shirt.
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“Sometimes clubs are heading to bigger places. Certain players don’t fit into that.
“He’s not the only one. I can imagine Trezeguet, who has scored some important goals, is another one Steven Gerrard will look to replace.
“Gerrard and the owners want to get into Europe. Everyone thought he would probably go and get players from Rangers but he’s gone and got two international class players in Coutinho and Digne.
“Gerrard’s market is these sorts of players. In the summer he will be looking at players who can get him into the top six.
“As it stands, I don’t think El Ghazi and Trezeguet are players that can get them into that position.
“You have to give them credit for what they have done but I think the club is going into different areas, a different place.”