Leeds United have sold striker Oliver Sarkic to League One side Burton Albion, with the attacker penning a one-year deal, as he looks to spark his career into life.

The move is a little bit of a surprise given the shortage of options the Whites currently have up front, although the 22-year-old Montenegrin was well down the pecking order at Elland Road in any rate.

Sarkic had a trial with the Pirelli Stadium outfit recently, when he featured in a 5-2 win over Chesterfield, impressing enough for Nigel Clough to make an offer for his services to take him away from Leeds.

The forward joined the Whites in 2017 and became a regular for their under-23 side, delivering the goods enough to earn a move away last term to gain experience in the senior ranks.

Leeds allowed the Montenegro under-21 international to join Spanish second division outfit Barakaldo, and now they have let him loose to go to Burton permanently.

Sarkic was delighted to be heading somewhere that he feels he can thrive, and see his career go to the next level, as he intimated after signing with the League 1 club.

“I loved the game at Chesterfield. I hadn’t previously seen many League One games and I hadn’t expected us to play such good football so I was pleasantly surprised. It’s the type of football I like to play. I really enjoyed it and everything seemed to click into place.” The Burton official website quote him as saying.

“I’m really impatient to make my mark on English football. Injuries and other circumstances mean I have been quite unfortunate in the last year and a half but now I’m ready to show what I can do.”

Sarkic could be a huge asset for Burton over the season to come, with him having a point to prove to those at Leeds who never gave him a chance to show what he could do.


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