Pablo Aimar edges closer to Johor Darul Takzim move

The former Benfica forward is reportedly very close to signing for Malaysian Super League side Johor Darul Takzim
Johor Darul Takzim are making rapid progress in their bid to sign former Benfica and Valencia forward, Pablo Aimar.

The Southern outfit's initial interest in the playmaker was reported by Goal on June 21. The 33-year-old forward has been a free agent since leaving Benfica recently, and it now appears that discussions between him and the Johor FA is on the verge of reaching a positive conclusion.

"In alliance with our aim of bringing big name players to the team, I'm delighted to announce that we are edging closer towards officially signing Pablo Aimar," the Johor Crown Prince, Tunku Ismail said in a statement.

Johor Darul Takzim initially shocked everyone earlier this year by signing for Euro 2008 star Dani Guiza. The Spanish forward proved a sensation, scoring several goals while also leaving a positive influence on the pitch.

However, Guiza's stay in Malaysia came to a premature end, with him leaving in April. The Southern Tigers then replaced him with Leonel Nunez, although they continued to look out for other big name players.

If the Pablo Aimar move does emerge fruitful, then it would be a massive coup for them, considering that the Argentinean comes with a wealth of experience of having played in the La Liga, Champions League and the Europa League.

The Johor Crown Prince also went on to add that five new signings have been secured for next season, while talks are still going on with other players on the possibility of donning their colours.