Majeed Ashimeru joins Anderlecht on loan

BY: Kweku Zurek
Majeed Ashimeru joins Anderlecht on loan
Majeed Ashimeru joins Anderlecht on loan

Ghanaian midfielder Majeed Ashimeru has joined Belgian giants Anderlecht on a six-month loan deal.

Per the terms of the deal, Anderlecht also has the option to purchase the player from Austrian champions RB Salzburg.

The 23-year-old central midfielder has spent the last two seasons playing at Austria, including loans from Salzburg to Lustenau, Wolfsberger AC and FC St Gallen.

Ashimeru became a key member of the Salzburg team last year as they completed the Austrian League and Cup double and reached the Round Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League.

The Sports Director at RSC Anderlecht, Peter Verbeke said: "Majeed is a young, versatile midfielder with a lot of verticality in his game. He was schooled withing the Red Bull philosophy, meaning his profile matches what we look for in a player. On top of that, Majeed has good acceleration and he loves to infiltrate.

“Even more importantly, Majeed really wanted to come to Anderlecht, and we negotiated an option to buy the player, which gives us a perspective on a long term collaboration."

He started his career in Ghana with West African Football Academy.