Leeds have today made a move to sign young Benfica striker Oliver Sarkic. The 20-year-old has been on loan with the club to assess him and we have made the move to buy the youngster from the Portuguese giants. Sarkic has impressed in his spell with the under 23’s and at his age you would now expect him to be knocking on the door of the first-team.
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Leeds United are pleased to confirm the signing of Oliver Sarkic from Portuguese outfit Benfica for an undisclosed fee.
Sarkic initially joined the club over the summer on loan, but the Whites have now made the deal permanent.
The 20-year-old, who has been capped at various youth levels by Montenegro, has put pen to paper on a deal until June 2020 and the club has the option to extend this by a further year.
Sarkic has been a regular in Carlos Corberan’s Under-23 side this season and celebrated signing for the Whites, by netting a penalty in Thursday’s 4-3 victory over Hull City at Thorp Arch.
The Montenegro under 21 star was born in Grimsby but started his youth career in Belgium before being snapped up by Benfica. He had a loan spell in Portugal last season before Leeds decided to bring him back to England. Matija, the twin brother of Oliver is currently playing at League One leaders Wigan, a goalkeeper who has been in England longer than the new Leeds signing.