The Argentinian playmaker Pablo Aimar could have already played his last game for Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT), as the club is considering terminating his contract to due to his injury problems.
The former River Plate man may be released if he does not show any signs of recovery from his injury, and JDT will decide on that issue in a week’s time.
The Argentinian has been one of the most influential players for JDT in the early part of the season, playing five games before an Achilles tendon injury sidelined him.
According to the New Strait Times, sources said that “Aimar’s injury is a problem and even though it is not serious, we fear that it may become chronic. He had this injury before with his previous club Benfica. We will assess his condition and give him a week to show any progress. We may choose to de-register him but he will still remain at the club and prepare for next season as he has a five-year-contract with us.”
Signed for the Southern Tigers last September, Aimar’s contract is as a player for two years and another three years as a development coach.
The sources added that they could not afford to keep the player if he does not recover in time, and they would need to find a replacement before the transfer window ends on April 22nd.
Despite their squad being star-studded and full of internationals players, JDT are currently trailing behind in the league, having only collecting 16 points from 11 matches so far this season.
Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has been linked to JDT in this transfer window, but the Frenchman ended any speculation by signing for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro.