Benfica continue to strengthen with Sulejmani

SL Benfica have signed their second Serbian international in two days after capturing Miralem Sulejmani from AFC Ajax on a free transfer, the 24-year-old committing until 2018.

Miralem Sulejmani in action for Ajax
Miralem Sulejmani in action for Ajax ©Getty Images

SL Benfica have signed their second Serbian international in two days after landing midfielder Miralem Sulejmani from AFC Ajax on a five-year deal.

Sulejmani, 24, arrives as a free agent, ending a successful five-season stay in Amsterdam – where he lifted a third successive title this term. He will link up in Lisbon with international team-mates Nemanja Matić and Lazar Marković, the winger having sealed a switch from FK Partizan on Monday.

It was Partizan where Belgrade-born Sulejmani started his professional career before moving to the Netherlands and sc Heerenveen in 2006. After two campaigns there, he was snapped up by Ajax for €17m, then a record transfer between two Eredivisie clubs.

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