Whatever happened to Goran Slavkoski - the Inter Milan striker who made loan move to Sheffield United

Ahead of Sheffield United's preseason friendly against Inter Milan, we thought we'd check up on the man who's played for both clubs - Goran Slavkoski.

Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 11:47 am
Sheffield United will play Inter at Bramall Lane on Tuesday

Remember him? Possibly not, given that that Macedonian-Swedish striker never actually made a first team appearance for United during his loan spell in 2008.

Slavkovski came to Bramall Lane from Inter in January 2008 after a proposed loan move to Middlesbrough fell through when the 6ft3in player failed a medical.

That was a sign of things to come though, as then-United manager Kevin Blackwell said Slavkovski wasn't fit enough for first team football and sent him to play with the reserves.

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Six reserve team appearances and two goals later, and the Malmo-born man, nicknamed Ibrahimovic II in his youth, returned to Italy.

But what happened next?

One thing's for sure, he didn't become next Zlatan. In the ten years since his time in England, Slavkovski has scored just 25 goals and hasn't made many more appearances for a range of clubs.

In June 2008, he signed a five year deal with Croatian outfit Hajduk Split, which was cancelled before the end of that summer because of his poor fitness and unsporting behaviour.

Later that year, he trained with boyhood club Malmo all while somehow remaining on the books at Inter until 2009.

After that things went down hill as he signed for German side VfL Bochum's reserve team, had a trial at Barnet and then moved to the Swedish third tier with IF Limhamn Bunkeflo.

Since 2013 Slavkovski has called Swedish sixth-tier club KSF Makedonija home. Still only 29-years-old there's time for a career resurgence yet, but it probably won't happen in either Milan or Sheffield.