Amini leaves Randers for Danish rival AGF Aarhus

Mustafa Amini has taken the next step in his blossoming career by signing a four-year deal with AGF Aarhus on the back of an impressive debut season for fierce local Danish Superliga rivals Randers.

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With two years to run in his Randers contract, the former Olyroos captain - and Socceroos player-in-waiting - is aiming to go to the next level at the four-time champions, who have been labelled as the "sleeping giants" of Danish football after a long spell without silverware - though they did finish runners-up in last season's Danish Cup.

Signed for an undisclosed fee, it's known that Randers were reluctant to lose one of their most influential players, especially to their arch-enemies.

But with the promise of playing in his preferred central midfield role 23-year-old Amini - who made 38 appearances in all competitions last season - was keen to join a club oozing ambition and coached by Glen Ridersholm, who led FC Midtjylland to the title the season before last.

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Formerly of Central Coast and Borussia Dortmund, Amini, who passed a medical on Wednesday, hopes that further success at a club which is aiming for the title this season will strengthen his claims for a Socceroos call-up.

Agent Buddy Farah, who brokered the deal to the club which finished 10th last season, said: "They are a big club, it's a big project and they have big ambitions for next season.

"He is going to be a massive part of their squad, if he continues to do well he will be one of the players who pulls the strings for them. Playing in his favourite position was a big carrot for Musti.

"With a big club comes big pressure and Musti thrives on that."

In a match against AGF last season, Amini was sent-off in a heated derby for a mistimed tackle.   



However that controversy seems not to have deterred one of Denmark's oldest clubs - AGF was founded in 1902. 


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Published 23 June 2016 at 6:12pm
By Dave Lewis