Home EFL Championship Leeds United Pictured: Leeds complete 3rd winter signing as striker pens two-and-a-half-year deal

Pictured: Leeds complete 3rd winter signing as striker pens two-and-a-half-year deal

Following the recruitments of Yosuke Ideguchi and Laurens De Bock, Leeds United have completed their 3rd signing of the January transfer window as 20-year-old striker Oliver Sarkic has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The Montenegro youth international had been on loan at Yorkshire since summer after arriving from Benfica, and despite only featuring for the under-23’s since, he has impressed enough to land a permanent deal.

The contract includes the option of an additional year as Leeds believe Sarkic is bound for the senior team going forward.

The Montenegrin wasted no time proving why Leeds handed him a permanent deal as he found the back of the net during the under-23s’ 4-3 victory over Hull on Thursday night, few hours after putting pen to paper.

With the first team in search of additional firing power for the 2nd half of the campaign, chances are that Sarkic will get a chance to prove himself if no striker is signed before February.

He will continue with the youth teams for now as he looks to secure a path to the senior side.