The dream never was. Nine months after his transfer to Aston Villa, the striker is already leaving England.
Aly Samatta is currently staying in Istanbul to finalize his transfer to Fenerbahçe, according to Het Laatste Nieuws. After the heavy knee injury of Wesley Moraes (ex-Club Brugge), Aston Villa again came to Belgium to shop in January. The Villans had paid more than 10 million euros for the Tanzanian.
Samatta has played 17 Premier League games for Villa, but has only scored once. After the arrival of new striker Ollie Watkins, he had become redundant.
The two former Bruges residents Marvelous Nakamba and Bjorn Engels are also on the start.