After not being taken into consideration by Twente’s new coach, Nikola Gjorgjev left the Netherlands got get back in his native Switzerland where will play on loan for second league side Aarau.
photo by FC Aarau: Gjorgjev poses with his new top
The 20-year-old right winger had probably the worst time in his career this past autumn. He was brought at Twente as a loaned player from Grasshoppers by former manager René Hake, but after he was substituted with Gertjan Verbeek in October, Gjorgjev lost his spot even at the bench. He wasn’t even getting summoned for the league and cup games and was told that he is free to leave. His club Grasshoppers already had enough players on his position, so he could not even get back home. He went on trials at Austrian side Altach which later decided to to sign him as not playing for Twente put him out of form.
Now he will try to get back in shape in the Swiss second league. His new team Aarau is far from the promotion battle, but also has quite an advantage over the relegation zone, so it’s a perfect club for getting back in form. Aarau welcomes Chiasso this Sunday, but since Nikola just joined we doubt that he will be in the matchday squad.
Swiss-born Gjorgjev has 5 appearances for the Macedonian national team and is still available for the U21s for which he played at the 2017 EURO in Poland. There he even scored in the draw against Serbia. His performance as the U21 EURO earned him the move to Twente.