Oliver Sarkic initially joined Leeds United on loan from Benfica in September 2017, where he was part of the English club’s U23 side.

In January 2018, the Whites made the forward’s move permanent, handing him a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Last summer, the Montenegrin made a switch to Segunda División B (third division in Spanish football) side Barakaldo CF on a season-long loan deal, where he has made nine appearances so far this season.

The 21-year-old gave an interview to Radio Bilbao and Cadena Ser have relayed the comments made by the player, where he explains why he decided to join the lower league Spanish side on a temporary deal.

“My sports director [Leeds sports director Victor Orta] told me about the Barakaldo in Segunda B in Spain and said that would it be very useful for me,” Sarkic explained, as relayed by Cadena Ser.

Despite his limited playing time at Barakaldo, the attacking player has managed to score three goals and he explained that he is currently enjoying his life in Spain.

“…It’s like a family, we’ve been together for about months, but it seems like we’ve been three years,” he added.

It is unlikely that he could get a chance to play for Marcelo Bielsa’s side next season.