Salzburg star Ashimeru's transfer to Anderlecht explained

Salzburg star Ashimeru's transfer to Anderlecht explained
Salzburg's Majeed Ashimeru (L) and Rapid's Christoph Knasmuellner (R) fight for the ball

by Staff Reporter

Friday Jan 15, 2021. 16:00

Ghana international Majeed Ashimeru’s recent transfer from Austrian champions RB Salzburg to Belgian giants RSC Anderlecht has been explained.

The 23-year-old midfielder has joined the 34-time Belgian champions on loan with an option to buy.

Ashimeru helped Salzburg clinched last season’s Austrian Bundesliga title and Austrian Cup and also reach the UEFA Europa League Last 16.

Peter Verbeke, the Anderlecht sports director, says they signed Ashimeru because he was schooled within the Red Bull philosophy.

“Majeed is a young, versatile midfielder with a lot of verticality in his game,” Verbeke told the club’s official website.

“He was schooled within the Red Bull philosophy, meaning his profile matches what we look for in a player.

“On top of that, Majeed has a good acceleration and he loves to infiltrate. Even more importantly, Majeed really wanted to come to Anderlecht,” he added.

“And we negotiated an option to buy the player, which gives us a perspective on a long term collaboration.”

Ashimeru began his career at Ghanaian club West African Football Academy in 2016 and he was snapped by Salzburg in 2017.

The dreadlocked player spent some time with Austrian clubs Austrian Lustenau, Wolfsberger and St Gallen on loan from Salzburg.

He made his debut for the Ghana in May 2017 in a friendly against Benin and it remains his only appearance for the Black Stars.

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