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Leeds sign Benfica striker on four-and-a-half year deal

11th January 2018

Leeds United have confirmed 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 striker started his career at Anderlecht in Belgium, before moving onto Benfica in 2014.

Sarkic scored three goals in six games in the UEFA Youth League during his time at Benfica alongside scoring seven goals in the Ledman Liga Pro, a league in which Benfica's B side play.

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