Leeds United have announced the signing of striker Oliver Sarkic from Benfica for an undisclosed fee.
The 20-year-old has been at the club on loan this season, and Whites boss Thomas Christiansen has decided to make the deal permanent.
Is this a good signing for Leeds?
Leeds have a clear strategy focused on young players who will increase in value and that fits into that.
I wouldn’t expect much of an impact between now and the end of the season.
That said, I would expect his value to go up as he develops and that’s what – rightly or wrongly – Leeds are looking for right now.
It’s a pointless signing.
Despite Leeds’ struggles with strikers this season, Sarkic hasn’t managed to get a look in under Thomas Christiansen which says it all.
Are they just signing him to loan him out? Does they think he can play for the first-team one day? It doesn’t look like that to me.
This could potentially develop into a great deal for Leeds, with Sarkic extremely impressive for the under-23 squad this season.
In time, if the youngster can continue his development, he could be knocking on the door of the first-team.
Another sign of the direction Leeds are heading under Radrizzani’s new regime.
This is exciting.
The Whites have been busy in this window and fans must be loving all the players coming in at the moment.
Sarkic looks like a good young player and could be one to watch if he progresses well at the club.