Luka Belic really is a mystery character. Having signed with West Ham in 2015, he failed to make an impact at the Hammers, before going AWOL in Scotland with Motherwell in 2016.
Belic became the youngest player to feature in Serbia’s top division as a 16-year-old in April 2012 when he debuted for OFK Beograd.
After appearing at youth level, the Serbian was sent to Fir Park for regular first-team football.
Belic may be the most forgettable signing in Well history
Mark McGhee was the man who brought the Serbian to Fir Park. It’s no coincidence that the ex-Aberdeen boss was sacked that season.
Giving someone who’d hardly made any senior appearances the number 11 shirt, and the task of filling the void left by winger Marvin Johnson, was madness. The Well loanee appeared on the club calendar but that was about it.
The Serbian left Motherwell in mysterious circumstances. There wasn’t even a proper announcement to say he’d left, he was just gone. A West Ham departure soon followed and Belic fully faded into obscurity shortly afterwards.
Where is he now? According to Transfermarkt, he’s at Nestos Chrysoupolis. They are a fourth-tier Greek side and he’s done next to nothing with them too. At least he’s made the pitch a couple of times.
NK Celje and FK Spartak Subotica provided homes for him after his stint in Britain, but those moves soon proved to be unsuccessful. Only those who have watched him play at youth level can truly say if he had any potential.
West Ham must look back on the Belic deal and wonder why they gave him a shot. Motherwell fans couldn’t be blamed if they thought Belic was just a figment of their imaginations.