Sulejmani seeks title with Ajax

Sulejmani seeks title with Ajax

Miralem Sulejmani signed a five-year contract with Ajax on Wednesday. He also immediately declared his intentions: ,,I want to win the Dutch title with Ajax”, the forward from Serbia said.

Miralem Sulejmani with the new Ajax shirt.
Miralem Sulejmani with the new Ajax shirt.

The 19-year-old Miralem ‘Mikky’ Sulejmani will be under contract with Ajax for the next five years, until 1 July 2013. ,,That is a great feeling”, he said. ,,When I was around twelve years old, I was already in photographs wearing the Ajax kit. The club has a wonderful history and many great footballers have played here: Van Basten, Bergkamp, Cruijff.”

Ajax paid many millions for the skilful player. Sulejmani's transfer to Ajax is the biggest domestic transfer ever. But he feels no added pressure. ,,That's not on my mind right now. I don't even know the exact amount of the transfer. I am a football player and I only want to think about football.”

Miralem Sulejmani and technical manager Danny Blind.
Miralem Sulejmani and technical manager Danny Blind.

Sulejmani has already spoken with Marco van Basten a few times. Last season, Sulejmani scored 15 goals in the Eredivisie. He will not predict how many goals he'll score in his first season for Ajax. ,,I can't promise anything. I just want to be important for the team.”

The former player of Partizan Belgrado can for the first time be seen in an Ajax uniform on Monday. At 11 a.m. on 'De Toekomst', he and his new colleagues will begin the first training session of the new season, led by Marco van Basten.