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12 January 2023

Club News


12 January 2023

DINO Maamria has provided an update on rumours that a club had triggered a release clause to sign Victor Adeboyejo.

The Brewers manager said: “We have heard absolutely nothing from that club (rumoured to have triggered a release clause). I was actually surprised to find out he had that release clause.

“I spoke to Victor, and he is totally focused on the task in hand. He’s been training really well this week and he is hopefully ready to play on Saturday.

“If someone triggers a release clause overnight, then it is obviously out of our hands. We can’t control that, Victor is a top lad and if he goes, he will do so with my blessing. If he stays, it’s brilliant for me and for all of us.

“I’ve told him that I think he should stay. He is an important part of what we are doing, and he is loved by everybody: the players, staff, myself, the fans. Victor is the type of player who thrives on being loved. He plays better when people believe in him.

“He’s not that young anymore, 25 now, but his career didn’t really get going until we gave him some love and attention, so I think it’s a little too early for him to go.

“I’ve told him he should stay until the end of the season because I am certain he will score over 20 goals. When he does score that many, in the summer, the world is his oyster.

“He seems to agree with me. He sees the same picture. We both believe his best place is here, but you never know with football. If I was in his shoes, I would stay.”

Maamria also spoke about the possibility of re-signing Gassan Ahadme on loan from Ipswich. EFL rules do not permit a player appearing for three different clubs in one season, and Ahadme has already featured for both Burton and Ipswich.

“Gassan did really well for us at the start of the season. Ipswich have signed even more forwards this window and he was already struggling to make the team.

“I spoke to their manager last week. We were talking about a few players and Gassan came up in that conversation. He (the Ipswich manager) was keen for Gassan to come back to us, and I felt the same way, but we’re not in a position to pay what they asked for him.

“As far as I’m concerned today, the deal is not going to happen because we cannot meet their financial expectations.”

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