Serbian International forward Miralem Sulejmani wants to leave Ajax in January, and there are reports that both Newcastle United and West Ham are interested in the player, who can play striker or out on the wing.
Miralem Sulejmani – five year contrast runs out next summer
Miralem joined Ajax from Heerenven in the summer of 2008 for a massive €16M, which is around £12.8M, and that’s not a small fee, and in fact it broke the Dutch transfer-record, with the previous record also having been between the two Eredivisie clubs for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar back in 2005.
Since joining Ajax Sulejmani has played 156 games and scored 38 goals, but this season he has made only 8 appearances for the Dutch Champions,
And the reason he has been used so little this season, is that he seems to have fallen out of favor at Ajax, and he has been linked with a move to England for a while now – and he could well get his wish in the January transfer window.
Sulejmani has been hit with a lot of injuries, so that may be a red flag for some clubs, but there’s no doubt that the 12 times capped Serbian International, who has also played 19 times for the Serbian U21 side – has skills galore.
This is what Sulejmani had to say about his situation:
“I must now focus on games in the reserves.” “I have to get game time in order to be fully fit during the winter, when I will get a chance to leave.”
It seems that West Ham United were close to getting the player in the summer, and they could well be in the driver’s seat for the Serbian.
The good news is that the player’s five year contract runs out in the summer, so he could be brought to Newcastle for a small fee in January, and that would appear to be another possible bargain buy for the Magpies.
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