Heard about Adem Ljajic? If you have, then it won't come as a shock to you that this article is about him, considering his last two years have been more or less brilliant.
Ljajic is one of many Serbian wonderkids. Born in 1991 in former Yugoslavia, he began to play football with Partizan at the age of 14 and later moved from Partizan to Fiorentina in 2010 in a deal worth around €8 million. He seemed to be worth every Euro and scored a few goals here and there for Viola as he played with fellow Yugoslavian Stevan Jovetic. The two fomed a formidable partnership at Fiorentina until the summer of 2013 when Ljajic was sold to AS Roma for approximately €11 million.
With great technique and a marvelous right foot, Ljajic is always a threat when cutting in from the left. He has a very decent end product on him as well, which has made it a lot easier to contribute to his team. The Romans have truly benefitted from his obvious qualities. Even though he started his career at Roma with a few indifferent performances, he really did show his immense quality last season when he became one of the top scorers for the club with eight goals in the Serie A.
This summer, however, he moved to League rivals Internationale on a season-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent come the end of the season. He has played seven games for the club so far and has assisted one goal. As he plays with former comrade Stevan Jovetic, the duo is reunited. However, both Ljajic and Jovetic have started the season with a few rather mediocre performances. Inter are still up there and will most probably fight for the Scudetto come May and as Ljajic (and Jovetic) has a lot more to give than he has been, this season has the potential to become a memory to relish in and Ljjic might show Roma that they were wrong letting him go.
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