By Harvey Byrne
Leeds have sealed their third forward signing of the past 24 hours with young striker Oliver Sarkic joining the club’s Under-23s, according to a club insider.
The Elland Road giants announced the additions of both Pawel Cibicki and Pierre-Michel Lasogga on deadline day.
However, they weren’t stopping there and the unofficial Leeds academy Twitter account, who have proven to be in the know in the past announced on Friday morning that Sarkic had also joined the academy ranks.
Welcome to 20 year old striker Oliver Šarkić who has joined #lufc u23s
— Lufcyouth (@leedsutdacademy) September 1, 2017
Sarkic is a London-born striker, who has previously been on the books of European giants Anderlecht and Benfica.
He never made a senior appearance for either, but he did play a total of 43 matches for the Benfica B team, scoring on five occasions.
The youngster has also elected to play for Montenegro at international level and has been capped three times for the Under-19s, scoring on two occasions.
Sarkic will now be hoping to make a name for himself in a highly productive academy that has brought through the likes of Danny Rose, Johnathan Woodgate and Fabian Delph in the past.
Football Insider verdict:
Since Andrea Radrizzani’s takeover of Leeds the club have looked to bring in a number of youngsters to their youth rans, including Madger Gomes, Bryce Hosannah, Orio Rey and now Sarkic. These types of moves will certainly excite the fan base of the Yorkshire giants and the supporters will be keeping a close eye on those they have brought in to see if they can make the step up to the first team.
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