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Miralem Sulejmani has joined Benfica from Ajax on a free transfer

Official: Benfica complete Sulejmani signing

Miralem Sulejmani has joined Benfica from Ajax on a free transfer

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The 24-year-old completed his move to Portugal from Ajax on Tuesday to join compatriots Lazar Markovic and Filip Djuricic in Lisbon

Benfica have completed the signing of Ajax attacker Miralem Sulejmani on a free transfer, making him the third Serbian to arrive at Estadio da Luz this summer.

The 24-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Portuguese giants which will keep him with the capital club until 2018, much to the disappointment of Wolfsburg, Besiktas, Everton and Borussia Monchengladbach - all of whom were said to be keen on swooping for the Serbia international as he prepared to leave Amsterdam on a Bosman.

Sulejmani, who arrived in the Dutch capital from Heerenveen in 2008 for a club-record fee of €16.2 million, struggled to justify the price-tag throughout his five-year stay with the reigning Eredivisie champions, and made only eight appearances for Frank de Boer's side last season.

He will be joined in Lisbon by compatriots Lazar Markovic and Filip Djuricic - both of whom completed moves to the Europa League-finalists this month - as well as midfielder Nemanja Matic.

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