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Football: Former Argentinian ace Aimar is latest big name axed by JDT

Published on Apr 21, 2014 5:09 PM
 
Johor Darul Takzim I (JDTI's) striker Pablo Aimar of Argentina during a training session on Jan 23, 2014. Former Argentinian international playmaker Pablo Aimar has been dumped by his frustrated Malaysian football club Johor Darul Takzim after the 34-year-old's injury problems sidelined him for most of the campaign. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ZAINAL YAHYA

(REUTERS) - Former Argentinian international playmaker Pablo Aimar has been dumped by his frustrated Malaysian football club Johor Darul Takzim after the 34-year-old's injury problems sidelined him for most of the campaign.

Aimar, who signed a two-year deal with JDT in September after leaving Portuguese side Benfica, was reportedly the highest-paid player in the Malaysian top flight and club president Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim said he had not proved value for money.

"As it is now, Pablo Aimar has not fully recovered from his (thigh) injury and cannot contribute 100 per cent in the games played," the Crown Prince of Johor wrote in a post on the club's Facebook page.

"After playing two matches for JDT, we had to sit him out of six matches due to the injuries succumbed. With the high investment that we have made for our foreign players, we expected to field three foreign players at all times.

 
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