Transfer news

Benfica sign Sulejmani

June 12, 2013
By ESPN staff

Benfica have snapped up attacker Miralem Sulejmani from Ajax on a free transfer.

Ajax striker Miralem Sulejmani celebrates his goal in the 5-1 win against Heerenveen
GettyImagesMiralem Sulejmani struggled to make an impact at Ajax

Sulejmani, 24, who is the third Serbian to arrive at the Portuguese club since the end of the season, has penned a five-year deal until 2018.

The former Partizan Belgrade man, who had come to the end of his Ajax contract, had also been linked with a move to Wolfsburg, Besiktas, Everton and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Sulejmani arrived in Amsterdam from Heerenveen in 2008 for a club-record fee of €16.2 million, however, he struggled to justify his price tag and made just eight appearances for Frank de Boer's side last term.

The Serbia international joins compatriots Lazar Markovic and Filip Djuricic in Lisbon – both arriving earlier this month – as well as Nemanja Matic.