Trezeguet in Spain to sign 2-year Hercules deal

Former France striker David Trezeguet was in Spain on Monday

looking to finalize a two-year deal with newly promoted club

Hercules.

The 32-year-old Trezeguet was meeting with the Alicante-based

team two days after leaving Juventus, where he spent 10

seasons.

Trezeguet said he rejected offers from Italy, France and England

– including Liverpool – to start ”a new adventure” and fulfill

his dream of playing in Spain.

”I want to know the Spanish championship,” Trezeguet was

quoted as saying by Spanish media. ”It was an important objective

in my career.”

Trezeguet said he is experiencing the same feelings as he did

when he signed for Juventus shortly after scoring the goal that won

the 2000 European Championship – something he views as a good sign.

He was also a member of France’s 1998 World Cup winning team.

”It’s very important to arrive motivated like when I signed for

the first time in Italy,” the former Monaco striker said. ”With

the desire and expectations of having a good campaign alongside

your teammates.”

Trezeguet and Juventus parted ways after he struggled to get

into the starting lineup last season and the Turin club no longer

wanted to pay his contract, which was worth ?4.5 million ($5.7

million) per season.

Trezeguet won four Serie A titles with Juventus and two more

that were revoked in the Italian match-fixing scandal. He missed a

key penalty in a shootout to hand AC Milan the 2003 Champions

League title, although penalties were never his strength. He was an

expert finisher inside the area, often needing only one quick touch

to score.

Trezeguet showed his dedication to Juventus by remaining with

the club when it was relegated to Serie B for 2006-07 for its role

in the scandal.

He was Serie A’s joint top scorer with 24 goals in 2001-02 and

might have scored many more goals for Juventus had he not been

often injured, undergoing numerous surgeries.