Following the hiring of defender Mauricio, Johor Darul Ta'ozim added some firepower ahead with catching Aaron Niguez.
JDT continues to strengthen its squad before its first AFC Champions League (ACL) season in 2019, confirming the signing of Aaron Niguez from Spanish club Real Oviedo. The announcement is made just two days before the ACL draw is made and JDT finds out who their opponents are from the group.
Niguez, 29, has been listed by World Soccer Magazine in 2007 at number 33 on his Top 50 Most Exciting Teenager Footballers list. He was even voted ahead of more enlightening names such as Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Ivan Rakitic on the list.
His career, however, did not go back to the way his most distinguished compatriots did, but the former Spain Under-21 player managed to make a worthy career since graduating from the academy in Valencia, C.F. in 2007.
Loans in Greece, Scotland and Spain would continue before Niguez left Valencia for Almería in 2011. It was in Almería that Niguez established himself as a prominent extreme and was snatched by Elche CF in 2013, a club that helped gain promotion to the Primera Division .
The Niguez stood out for Elche in the top tier of Spanish football, making 42 games for the club based in Alicante over the next two seasons, before Sporting Portugal ask for his signature.
However, the transfer abroad lasted only one season and once again the Niguez found themselves back in the Second Division, this time with CD Tenerife in the 2016-17 season. Making 27 matches for the club that entered the play-off promotion, Niguez was on the move again the following season.
Oviedo a club that produced the likes of Santi Cazorla and Juan Mata, snatched Niguez with the ambidextrous player forcing himself firmly on the plans of entrepreneur Juan Antonio Anquela. Niguez made 31 appearances and produced five goals in the 2017-18 season.
Although it is a free transfer for the JDT to receive the Niguez, its qualities would be well known with the possibility of Ignacio & # 39; Natxo & # 39; Insa have fed some information obtained during their encounters in the season 2016/17 in the Second Division.
Niguez who comes from a family of football players with two of his brothers also involved in the professional game. Jonathan also played at the bottom of the Spanish pyramid, but undoubtedly the best of all is Saul Niguez, who is now not only one of the top players in Atletico Madrid by Diego Simeone but also for the senior team of Spain.
With the end of the loan period for Fernando Elizari and Fernando Marquez, JDT needs to make sure they add their attack options and Niguez will bring a lot of experience in European football. The arrival of Niguez means that there will be only one point to fill and that will probably be an attacker, since JDT wants to complete the 2019 cast.
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