Earlier on Monday, Sport Witness covered small claims from Portugal about Leeds United’s ‘secret’ deadline day signing from Benfica.
Oliver Sarkic is a 20 year old Montenegrin striker, and several sources have reported he’s moved to Leeds United on loan, with the specifics of the deal remaining unclear.
Neither club have announced the move yet, although it’s considered as done in Portugal.
The Portuguese media is strangely quiet about Sarkic. There’s hardly anything said about the youngster, which is odd given the Portuguese press hype up young talents, and Sarkic being born in England increases the perceived likelihood of money flowing to Benfica for him.
A lack of coverage of the player now thought to be at Leeds United could be because he’s represented by Base Agency, an English group rather than a Portuguese one. Perhaps that means the usual lines of communication to the Portuguese media simply aren’t there.
Sarkic spent some time on loan at Swansea City in July, as covered by the Premier League club’s official website. There’s no explanation why that trial didn’t turn into a move for the youngster, but Swansea were obviously keen enough to bring him over from Portugal.
It also shows a willingness on Sarkic’s behalf to move to UK football.
The player’s verified Twitter account has RT’d claims he’s signed for Leeds United, but still the clubs are keeping it a secret.