By George Overhill

2nd Jul, 2022 | 11:10am

Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Bogusz wanted as UD Ibiza president leads negotiations

Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Bogusz is wanted back at RD Ibiza where the club president is leading negotiations, Dario de Ibiza reports.

The Polish player is recovering from a serious knee injury that ruled him out of the remainder of the season in February while on loan at the Balearic Island club.

He had been enjoying a productive campaign until that point, scoring four times and providing seven assists from 20 games in the Spanish second tier.

So much so that the club want to take him on another loan deal despite the fact that he isn’t expected to be fully fit again until mid-September.

RD president Amadeo Salvo has taken charge of the push to regain the 20-year-old and has already made his wishes clear to the Whites in the form of an official written request.

The ball is now in United’s court as the youngster’s priority is reportedly to gain a place in the squad at Elland Road.

Forgotten man

The last six months cannot have been easy for Bogusz as his ACL injury destroyed whatever plans were in place for his future.

With the change in managers back in England he could easily be entirely overlooked in terms of gaining a place under Jesse Marsch.

Just three senior Whites appearances in his four years at the club doesn’t suggest he is on the brink of a prominent first-team role, but he was performing well before his injury.

In the circumstances, far from ideal as they are, it may be the best option for him to return and try to pick up where he left off.

He will have lost a year but, assuming he can come back from injury properly, he could play himself into some sort of contention in an environment where he has proven he can do well and there is strong support.

It can’t be denied that he faces an uphill battle but he still has age on his side and his versatility is certainly a strong selling point.

In other Leeds United news, a fellow youngster who looked to be on his way elsewhere this summer is set to stay and sign a new deal.