By Danny Wright

Oliver Sarkic has made it clear that he cannot wait to get started at Leeds United after agreeing terms to join the club on loan from European giants Benfica.

The Whites confirmed on their official website that Sarkic, 20, had joined the Championship side on a short-term loan deal which is set to expire at the end of December.

The Montenegro youth international will join up with the Leeds Under-23 side as he becomes the latest of a spate of additions in the last few months which has seen the development squad bolstered by talent across Europe.

Sarkic has now admitted that he is blown away by the size and stature of his new employers and is eager to play his first match in the famous white kit.

“So excited to start this journey with such a massive club. Can’t wait to wear the shirt.” he said on his personal Twitter account on Friday.

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Sarkic has never earned a senior appearance with Benfica and it seems that he will not be a part of Thomas Christiansen’s first-team plans any time soon as he is a forward that has solely been signed to play for the Under-23 squad.

Leeds also have an array of options to lead the line of attack with Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Pawel Cibicki, Jay-Roy Grot and Kemar Roofe all vying for the spot while Caleb Ekuban is out injured.

In other Leeds United news, David Prutton has predicted Saturday’s tie with Burton.

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