Matija Sarkic’s loan move to Birmingham City is going swimmingly and there is real potential for him to help Wolves save millions next summer.

The 24-year-old was in action for the Championship side once more last night.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Pre-Season Training Session
Matija Sarkic (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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He was making his 19th appearance for the club against Coventry City.

Sarkic has been a regular in the side after sealing a move from Molineux, with Neil Etheridge having struggled with Covid earlier in the season.

The Montengro international has been so good that Etheridge has been forced to remain on the bench since he return around a month ago.

Fans hailed Sarkic for his performance last night.

And it isn’t the first time Blues supporters have sang his praises this term.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Pre-Season Training Session
Matija Sarkic (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He had a shaky pre-season, but since the 2021/22 campaign commenced, Sarkic has been in superb form.

And that is really good news for Wolves, as there could be a situation for the club next summer.

 

John Ruddy is now 35 years of age, and there is a reasonable chance he could retire.

Should that happen, Wolves will be tasked with finding a new back-up for Jose Sa.

Wolves may consider dipping into the transfer market, but with a bit of luck, Sarkic will maintain his form through until the end of the season.

Sarkic could save Wolves millions

He is looking really good right now, and some have even suggested he has been Birmingham’s best player so far this season.

He also had a good spell with Shrewsbury Town last season.

Sarkic has previously spoken about wanting to play for Wolves.

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Matija Sarkic (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

He said back in March: “I see myself playing in the first-team, of course. I definitely see myself being Wolves’ number one someday, I wouldn’t have signed otherwise, so that’s where I see myself in the long-term.”

If Sarkic – who signed for Wolves on Nuno Espirito Santo’s watch in 2020 – can lay claim to a solid season and Ruddy does depart, then surely Wolves could consider promoting him to the first-team as the new number two.

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