Aaron’s Aíguez returns home, after ending his traumatic experience in Asian football. The Ilicitano player has terminated his contract with Johor Darul Takzim FC (JDT), a Malaysian Super League club. Now, as a free agent, he waits for the winter market in Spain to open.
Aaron, the eldest brother of international Saúl Aíguez, ends a year to forget. Now a year ago a year he embarked on an exciting adventure in which he was shaping up as one of JDT’s flagship signings. In his first official match he was the most outstanding player in the final of the Malaysian Super Cup. His team won the title after beating Perak, 1-0, with a goal from Gonzalo Cabrera, on the pass of The Ilicitano.
It all started on a good footing for Boria’s middle-aged son, captain of the Elche between the 1980s and 1990s. Aaron’s idyll with his new club lasted barely two games. In his last appearance with the JDT he jumped onthe pitch in the 60th minute, with a 0-1 against. In half an hour there was time for the tie to be kicked and given the pass that served to flip the score. At the last minute, that match ended in a draw.
From there everything changed. His coach, Argentine Luciano Figueroa, announced to the media that he needed to make “some tactical changes” to improve the team’s game. Aaron, surprisingly, was one of the signatories. He had two more years of contract and an uncertain future ahead. He went on to train with the branch and without a token, which has left him without competing since March.
Before you left for Malaysia, in the summer of 2018, Real Valladolid became interested in his signing when Aaron was a goal for Real Oviedo. The terms of payment for his transfer did not convince at the Carlos Tartiere stadium and Aaron began the campaign at the Asturian club until he decided to rescind in November to travel to Malaysia.
That summer his name also rang at Elche, with Pacheta as coach. Something that has been common since he left the entity of his city, in 2015, after the traumatic administrative descent of Primera División. “Returning to Elche would be a dream,” says Aaron, who knows that things in the entity have changed with the arrival of a new owner, Christian Bragarnik. “I want to disconnect a few days to be with the family and, from January, to enjoy football, training and competition again,” he adds.
The name Of Aaron Aíguez began to become known a long time ago. At just 16 years old he became the youngest player to make his Champions League debut with Valencia. It was at the Olympics in Rome. Before that he had emerged in the top historical scorer of the ché quarry. In Spain, between Primera and Segunda División, he has played in Xerez Deportivo, Celta de Vigo, Recreativo de Huelva, Almería, Elche, Tenerife and Real Oviedo. Overseas, in addition to JDT, he also played for Glasgow Rangers, Thessaloniki’s Iraklis and Sporting Braga.