From Grimsby to Benfica, plays for Montenegro and has just moved to Leeds United. The club have today confirmed the signing of Benfica striker Oliver Sarkic on a six-month-loan-deal with the probable option of taking the player on a permanent basis.

Sarkic has a very good chance of making things work at the club. He will be playing with the likes of Kun, Adrian Balboa and Ouasama Siddiki who have all arrived during the summer. He will also have an experienced head-coach in Carlos Corberan who has been at the likes of Villarreal and will want to make sure we see what Sarkic can do in his six month loan deal at the club. Andrea Radrizzani has funded the new scouting led by Victor Orta and alongside Adam Underwood and Ivan Bravo the youngsters have been coming through the door on a regular basis in recent times.

Leeds got the deal done on deadline day and it is a coup in reality, the player is very highly rated and has been linked with many of Europe’s top clubs. Sarkic was actually born in England and was eligible to play for England but so far has chosen to play for Montenegro where he currently represents the under 21’s where he has found the net a few times in seven appearances. The news was greeted with a very good response by Leeds fans and finding out who we have got on our books is the next task, a front three of Barcelona, Benfica and Real Madrid signings in the under 23’s is a mouth-watering prospect and one that is very possible in the coming weeks and months.

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Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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