Newly-promoted Premier League outfit Wolverhampton have signed Serbia midfielder Nenad Milijas on a four-year deal.
Milijas, 26, signed from Red Star Belgrade for €3 million, according to Serbian newspaper Blic, and his contract is subject to him getting a work permit.
“We’re really thrilled to have started our summer recruitment with Nenad Milijas,” said Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey.
“He scored 16 goals from 30-odd games for Red Star Belgrade last season from central midfield and is also a physical presence who can play in a variety of different positions as well as being left-footed which gives the team more balance,” Moxey added on the team’s website.
“He’s got plenty of experience but also at 26 years old is in the prime of his career.
“This is a big signing for us and we are absolutely delighted with it.”
Milijas, who won two Serbian league titles in three seasons at Red Star and was voted player of the year last season, has 10 caps for his country and Moxey admitted the work permit application will not be straightforward.
“We’re going to make a quite detailed application because he doesn’t quite fufil the criteria so it will probably go to appeal,” he said.
“But he has been a regular in Serbia’s senior international team for the last season as well.”