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Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven sign winger Anwar El Ghazi from Aston Villa for £2.5m… to end Ruud van Nistelrooy’s search for a winger
- PSV Eindhoven signs winger Anwar El Ghazi from Aston Villa for £2.5 million
- The 27-year-old was loaned to Everton in the second half of last season
- El Ghazi scored the opening goal in Villa’s play-off win over Derby County in 2019
- The transfer puts an end to Ruud van Nistelrooy’s search for a broad man
Aston Villa has sold winger Anwar El Ghazi to Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven for £2.5 million.
The Dutchman has fallen in the pecking order at Villa Park in the past year following the arrival of Philippe Coutinho, Leon Bailey and Emiliano Buendia.
El Ghazi spent the second half of last season on loan at Everton, but only made two guest appearances for Frank Lampard’s side.
PSV Eindhoven has signed Aston Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi for £2.5 million
The 27-year-old scored the opening goal in Villa’s play-off final victory over Derby in 2019
The 27-year-old was first loaned to the Villans in 2018 and made 36 appearances when the west side of Midlands promoted to the Premier League, before making the move final in 2019.
The Ajax academy graduate scored 26 goals in 119 appearances during his four-year spell at Villa Park, but only had one year left at Villa.
The winger has not played in any of Steven Gerrard’s four opening games of the Premier League season.
PSV Eindhoven boss Ruud van Nistelrooy wanted to add a winger to his selection this summer
PSV Eindhoven manager Ruud van Nistelrooy was looking for a broad player to replace the injured Englishman Noni Madueke during the summer transfer period.
The Philips Stadium transfer chiefs are also bracing for a surge of interest in star striker Cody Gakpo in the final week of the transfer window.
Villa also released wingers Bertrand Traore and Trezeguet this summer to Basaksehir and Trabzonspor in Istanbul respectively.