Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Paulblank

Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Paulblank

Benfica formally announced the signing of Serbian winger Miralem Sulejmani from Ajax through an official statement on Tuesday. The deal is for five years, and Sulejmani will come at zero cost to Benfica after his contract expired with the Dutch club.

The 24-year-old Sulejmani joins a growing group of Serbians at the Estádio da Luz, which includes defender Stefan Mitrović, forward Lazar Marković, midfielder Filip Đuričić, and brothers Uroš and Nemanja Matić.

Like Lazar Marković and Nemanja Matić, Sulejmani is a product of the FK Partizan youth academy. In 2006, he left for Dutch side Heerenveen where his impressive displays caught the attention of Dutch powerhouse Ajax. In 2008, they paid over €16million for him, setting the record for the highest transfer fee between two Eredivisie clubs.

This past season, Sulejmani refused to sign an extension with the club. Manager Frank de Boer would eventually demote him to the reserves. He played in only five Eredivisie matches all season.

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