Brian Rimmer was relieved that Majeed Ashimeru remained at the club last season, because if it had been up to the coach, despite interest from the Bundesliga and Premier League, his strongman would have gone nowhere.
Rimmer even asked him several times to stay at Anderlecht, because he saw the Ghanaian as a key figure. On the other hand, the club’s board of directors was of two minds. They recognized the importance of the midfielder, but were also sensitive to a potentially attractive transfer fee.
However, after Anderlecht’s dramatic start to the season, Anderlecht decided to anchor Tabula in central midfield and bring in several strong reinforcements, allowing Achimeru to leave with a good showing.
However, the Ghanaian suffered an injury before the end of the summer transfer window, making the transfer difficult. Meanwhile, Ashimeru is working hard to get back to fitness, but it doesn’t look like he has much of a future at Lotto Park anymore. “Majid should not rush to get back into shape,” he wrote. The newspaper.
Ashimiru became the master of Anderlecht’s game
For a long time, Majeed Ashimeru was a volatile player and an enigma in Belgian football, but by the end of the season he had been playing consistently at a high level for some time.
This must have come as a relief to Anderlecht fans, because Ashimiro has finally shown why the club paid one and a half million euros to sign him from Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2021.
This was also confirmation of why Asamoah Gyan chose him as Ghana’s best midfielder after Thomas Partey last year. Ashimiru reached some maturity in his game at the end of last season and is no longer the impulsive young player of old.
His game has gone beyond just aggression and running ability. Ashimiru began to excel in positioning, both in possession and when losing the ball. The energetic midfielder became a real key player in Brian Rimmer’s side, excelling at recovering the ball and also contributing regularly in attack.
“Little by little he became the master of the Anderlecht game,” he wrote. The last hour.
He wanted Ashimeru in the Bundesliga and the Premier League
In June, Majeed Ashimeru spoke about his wonderful performance at the end of last season with Anderlecht, and confirmed that this was his true level. “This was the level I could handle,” he said. The newspaper.
“But I can do better. To be more consistent in my performance. That is definitely the goal for next season,” he said ambitiously. Thanks to his strong performances at the end of last season, Ashmeru caught the attention of several foreign clubs.
Several Bundesliga teams, including Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach, have shown interest due to his energetic playing style. Burnley and Vincent Kompany have also tried to lure him.
It is no coincidence either, because Achimeru came to Anderlecht in 2021 at Kompany’s request. “When he left for Burnley he wanted to take me with him,” Ashimiru said. “However, the transfer did not happen and that matter is now behind me. My relationship with Kompany was very good.”
Brian Rimmer was relieved that Ashimiru stayed at the club last season, because if it was up to the coach, his strongman would have gone nowhere. according to The last hour Rimmer even asked him several times to stay at Anderlecht, because he saw the Ghanaian as a key figure.
On the other hand, the club’s board of directors was of two minds. They recognized the importance of the midfielder, but were also sensitive to a potentially attractive transfer fee.
“What do Anderlecht hope to achieve with this Ashmiro?”
At the start of the current season, Majeed Achimeru reverted to his old habits and underperformed, alongside fellow midfielders Kristian Arnstad and Amadou Diawara, in a thrilling season opener against Union Saint-Germain (2-0 loss).
The positive vibe surrounding the Ghanaian midfielder that has prevailed since the end of last season has disappeared like snow in the sun. “What do Anderlecht hope to achieve with this Ashmiro?” Requested latest news wonders. “His departure alone was painful for the eyes.”
The newspaper He pointed out that Anderlecht could quickly forget the millions hoped for for Achimeru. “Ashimeru generated some interest from Germany last season, but the hospital ball with which he almost gifted a goal to a Union player was not exactly a good advertisement.”
Just days after a thrilling opening match of the season against Union, Anderlecht decided to make Tabula anchor in central midfield. The club realized that the then midfield trio of Ashimiru, Diawara and Arnstad was unable to take the team to a higher level.
For this reason, Anderlecht were open to selling these three players during the remainder of the summer transfer window, should acceptable offers be received for the trio.
Anderlecht no longer have to wait for Achimiro
Transfer was no longer an option for Anderlecht and Majeed Ashimeru last summer. At the end of July, shortly after the much-discussed match against Union SG, the midfielder suffered a bad muscle injury, making a transfer even more difficult.
Initially, his absence was estimated at several weeks, but this injury and associated recovery ultimately lasted much longer than expected, meaning the Ghanaian will remain at the club.
However, during his recovery period, Anderlecht brought in strong reinforcements in the central midfield, including Thomas Delaney, Mats Reits and Justin Lonvik, while Theo Leoni and Mario Struijkens have also emerged as regular starters this season.
This has left other midfielders, including Christian Arnstand and Amadou Diawara, out of the picture completely, and it looks like Achimeru could face a similar fate.
“Or did you know that the (recovered) Ashimiru is still there? Don’t rush to get fit again,” Majeed wrote. The newspaper. “What exists now is simply better.”
Remer: “We have to make our decisions in January”
“In September, we knew that we had one or two players too many in this sector. “So there are already a lot of players in the midfield,” Brian Rimmer admitted on Friday in the pre-match press conference against AA Gent.
“There was some interest in some of the boys in August, but the move didn’t happen. In January we have to make choices. This could be a loan or a permanent move,” Rimmer said.
Meanwhile, Ashimiru returns after missing two and a half months due to a muscle injury. In mid-October he unofficially returned to Anderlecht for a training match against Beerschot.
He then also got playing time in the RSCA Futures against SL16 FC (in the first half) and RFC Liège (74 minutes).
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