Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced on their website this morning the signing Serbian international Nenad Milijas. The 26-year-old is Wolvesâ€™ first signing of the summer, joining for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal.
Milijas was the captain of Red Star Belgrade and has impressed over the last few seasons as an integral part of their midfield. Milijas was bought as a defensive midfielder but has since been predominantly used on the left wing.
The Serbian international (9 caps, 2 goals) is a left-footed free-kick specialist and in the last couple of seasons has racked up a number of goals. In 2007/2008 Milijas scored 11 goals in 39 games and in 2008/2009 he has claimed an impressive 20-goal haul in 35 appearances.
Milijas is in great form currently, having scored six in his last four games. So far this season he has scored three free-kicks, six penalties and provided four assists. He also scored a penalty for Serbia in their 1-nil World Cup qualifying win over Austria last week.
Milijas’ trademark are his powerful and accurate shots from distance. Nenad also has fantastic eye to pick out a pass, long or short, as well as being a specialist free-kick taker from all positions. Milijas is strong player, with good tackling and marking, however Milijas’ pace is a drawback as the midfielder is not always the quickest across the turf.
Video evidence of Nenad Milijas can be seen here.