Mihailovic leaving Montreal in ’23 for Dutch club AZ Alkmaar

August 24, 2022 GMT
CF Montreal's Djordje Mihailovic (8) lunges for the ball as New York City FC's Alexander Callens moves in during first-half MLS soccer match action in Montreal, Saturday, July 30, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
CF Montreal's Djordje Mihailovic (8) lunges for the ball as New York City FC's Alexander Callens moves in during first-half MLS soccer match action in Montreal, Saturday, July 30, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
CF Montreal's Djordje Mihailovic (8) lunges for the ball as New York City FC's Alexander Callens moves in during first-half MLS soccer match action in Montreal, Saturday, July 30, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
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CF Montreal's Djordje Mihailovic (8) lunges for the ball as New York City FC's Alexander Callens moves in during first-half MLS soccer match action in Montreal, Saturday, July 30, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
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CF Montreal's Djordje Mihailovic (8) lunges for the ball as New York City FC's Alexander Callens moves in during first-half MLS soccer match action in Montreal, Saturday, July 30, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — Midfielder Djordje Mihailovic will leave CF Montreal at the end of the Major League Soccer season to join the Dutch club AZ Alkmaar.

Montreal said Wednesday the transfer is effective Jan. 1.

The 23-year-old Mihailovic was acquired by Montreal in 2021 after he spent four seasons with the Chicago Fire. He has a career-high seven goals and four assists this season.

Mihailovic has made six appearances for the U.S. national team, scoring in his debut during a 2019 exhibition against Panama.

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