By Sam Stone

2nd Feb, 2023 | 7:10am

Leeds United accepted late January bid for Mateusz Bogusz before deal went sideways

Leeds United accepted a late bid from LAFC for Mateusz Bogusz on deadline day but a move failed to materialise, according to Periodico De Ibiza.

SportoweFakty claimed (31 January) the Whites had given the Polish youngster the green light to depart Elland Road on a permanent deal and end his loan spell with UD Ibiza.

It’s understood a bid did arrive from the MLS side (Periodico De Ibiza, 1 February) but a deal failed to come to fruition due to Ibiza viewing the 21-year-old as an important part of their plans for the second half of the campaign.


It’s a surprise Leeds didn’t have more control over this transfer. Ultimately, Bogusz is their player and they can decide where they want him to play his football. He’s not going to make an impact at Elland Road any time soon, so a permanent exit did seem like a sensible route for all parties to go down.

The MLS is an emerging league and a move to LAFC would certainly have been an intriguing and exciting move for the 21-year-old midfielder. Ibiza are currently bottom of the Secunda Division in Spain and the Poland under-21 international has been an everpresent.

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It’s clear, for the sake of his development, playing for a second-rate team in Spain is not going to be doing the attacking midfielder any favours. Let’s hope a resolution for Bogusz can be found in the summer. It would not be a surprise to see LAFC reignite their interest, with his contract at Leeds United set to expire.

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