Oliver Sarkic has signed a permanent contract with Leeds United – and fans have taken to Twitter to hail the striker as a huge prospect.
Leeds announced on their official Twitter account and official website on Thursday afternoon that Sarkic, 20, has converted his half-season loan from Benfica into a permanent transfer for an undisclosed fee.
He has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal, which has the option to be extended by a further 12 months.
?? | Leeds United are pleased to confirm the signing of Oliver Sarkic from Portuguese side Benfica
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 11, 2018
Sarkic moved to Elland Road last summer initially on loan from the Portuguese giants and has impressed club chiefs with his performances in Carlos Corberan’s Under-23s squad.
The Montenegro youth international is the fifth new arrival at the Championship promotion hopefuls in the last week.
Leeds have signed Belgian left-back Laurens De Bock, Japan midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi, who has moved to Spanish club Cultural Leonesa on loan for the rest of the season, Finnish centre-back Aapo Halme and goalkeeper Kamil Miazek.
Three of the new arrivals are likely to spend the rest of the campaign with the Under-23s squad, which is a disappointment for fans who want signings who can aid the team’s promotion challenge.
Nevertheless, United fans rate Sarkic and believe he has the potential to make a real impact at the club.
This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets:
This lad has been on loan from Benfica for us in the u23’s. Looks like a real baller, hence why we’ve made it permanent.
— Matt Rellaw (@GoTkunt) January 11, 2018
Now that Sarkic has signed permanently, I would love to see him and Grot swap places. It could be beneficial for both players and club. #lufc
— MaltaWhite (@carl_bulger) January 12, 2018
Quick and direct. He’s got stuff to work on, but you can absolutely tell the talent is there, always a threat.
— Distractedsen Leeds (@DistractedLeeds) January 11, 2018
One for the future ????????????????
— Luke Oax (@LukeAdrianDavid) January 11, 2018
Been playing for our youth team I think, another decent looking prospect ????
— AntLUFC (@Wiltonboy5) January 11, 2018
Would be good to make some big signings. Someone who has experience in the English league
— oliver (@oliverpage174) January 11, 2018
— Melissa Ann Capes (@Melissaanncapes) January 11, 2018
— BR?DLEY (@nixonbradley) January 11, 2018
Huge, if true
— WJ (@jessop_william) January 11, 2018