Agim Ibraimi

Maribor looking at Agim Ibraimi

Agim IbraimiSlovenian champions Maribor are apparently interested in signing Agim Ibraimi as a replacement for Tomislav Pavličić.

As Slovenian newspaper ekipa.org states, Maribor is looking at Agim Ibraimi as a possible replacement for Tomislav Pavličić who had a disappointing season and is expected to leave Maribor.  The sports director of the team, Zlatko Zahovič, admitted that he made a mistake in signing Pavličić as he did not live up to expectations despite coming to the team with high recommendations.  The team is looking for more creativity in attack for next season and has identified Agim Ibraimi as a player that can help in that department.  It also helps that Ibraimi is a free agent in the summer and the team will not have to pay a transfer fee for his services.

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Ibraimi is coming off a tough season.  He started at Turkish club Eskişehirspor but he failed to adjust to football in Turkey and he mutually agreed to terminate his contract this past January.  He then signed with Slovenian club Nafta Lendava where he became a regular but his team struggled and they ended up finishing second from bottom on the table.  However, Ibraimi only signed a six months contract with Nafta so he will be a free agent this summer.  Ibraimi is still only 22 years old and he does have a good name in Slovenia due to his successful stint with Olimpija Ljubljana from 2008 to 2010.  Ibraimi has also made four appearances for the Macedonian national team up to this point.

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