Mansfield Town Sign Oliver Sarkic on Loan From Blackpool

Oliver Sarkic

Mansfield Town have confirmed that they have signed Oliver Sarkic on loan from Blackpool until the end of the season.

He is their second signing of deadline day and their third of the window, following the arrivals of Jamie Paddington and George Lapslie on a permanent deal.

Oliver Sarkic Joins Mansfield Town on Loan

Career so Far

Born in Grimsby, Sarkic began his career in the Anderlecht, before joining Benfica in 2014. He progressed through the Portuguese sides academy, going onto make 44 appearances for the B team.

Sarkic then sealed a move to Leeds United in 2017, again initially joining the U23 side. However, he did not feature for the first-team at Elland Road, and was instead sent out on loan to Spain.

After his season-long loan with Barakaldo CF, the 23-year-old joined Burton Albion after completing a trial.

He enjoyed regular game time with the Brewers, making 37 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals in the process.

As a result of his performances, Sarkic earned a move to Blackpool last summer. After joining the club, he said: “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.”

However, the move was not successful, as he made just one appearance for the Seasiders during the first half of the season.

What Was Said?

Speaking about his new signing to the official Mansfield Town website, Stags boss Nigel Clough said: “We know Ollie from his time at Burton and he’ll provide us with a good option, playing anywhere across the front three.

“He’s not played too much at Blackpool so he’s raring to go.

“He has quality and pedigree. He’s a skillful player and is different to what we have in those forward three positions, and that was the main reason for bringing him in.”

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