After striking out in his attempt to sign with a Belgian team, Besart Ibraimi returned to Cyprus where he inked a deal with Ermis.
Besart Ibraimi is no longer a free agent after he was presented as the latest signing for Cypriot club Ermis. He will become teammates with keeper Martin Bogatinov who signed with the club earlier this summer. Besart also received interest from Shkendija, but he made it clear that his first preference was to play abroad. Ermis came calling and an agreement was struck for him to join the team.
Ibraimi initially wanted to sign in Belgium, but only second division clubs showed interest. One Macedonian newspaper reported earlier this month that top division side Westerlo was interested, but we checked with out sources in Belgium who told us that was absolutely not the case. After nothing materialized in Belgium, Besart and his agent went back to negotiate with clubs from Cyprus.
Several days before the end of the summer transfer market, a deal was reached between Ermis and Besart’s representative. Ibraimi was presented on Thursday after he passed his medical.
Besart remains in Cyprus after finishing last season with Enosis. He had a good goalscoring record in his brief time with Enosis, but that club was still unable to avoid relegation.