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Blackpool Sign Oliver Sarkic on Two-Year Deal

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Blackpool have made attacking midfielder Oliver Sarkic their third signing of the summer. The Montenegrin joins the Seasiders after his contract expired with fellow League One side Burton Albion.

Sarkic joins the Tangerines on a two-year deal with the option to extend the deal by a further 12 months

He follows defender Marvin Ekpiteta and forward Keshi Anderson as new arrivals at Bloomfield Road this summer.

Blackpool Sign Oliver Sarkic on Two-Year Deal

Sarkic Signs for Seasiders

Blackpool have signed the 22-year-old after he made 37 appearances in all competitions for Burton last season, netting five goals in that time.

The ex-Montenegro U21 player began his career at the academies of both Anderlecht and Benfica. Sarkic went on to make 44 appearances for Benfica B before moving to Leeds United in 2018.

Speaking about the deal, the youngster told the club website: “It feels amazing to be here at Blackpool Football Club.

“I feel I can bring a great deal to the side, having spent some of my career in other countries around Europe. Not only that, but I had a really good experience last season with Burton Albion, so I know what to expect from League One.”

Sarkic also talked of his excitement towards working with Blackpool boss Neil Critchley.

“Having met him previously when I was playing in Portugal, he explained the project that is in place here which really excites me,” he added.

“The Club has a real plan to grow over the coming years, and it’s a real pleasure to be here.”

Blackpool Boss Gets His Man

Neil Critchley was delighted to sign a player he’d been following for a while.

Talking to the club about the 22-year-old, he said: “I’ve been aware of Oli since he was 17-years-old from his time at Anderlecht. I’ve tracked his progress since then and feel his quality and intelligence in the final third will be a real asset to the team.

“He shares the Club’s ambition going forward and we’re thrilled that he has decided to join us.”

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