A deal to take Mateusz Bogusz from Leeds United to Legia Warsaw is on the verge of completion, according to reliable reporter Mateusz Borek.
The Polish journalist told the country’s Canal + channel that a deal to take the Whites Under-23s ace back to his homeland is imminent.
Meczyki reported recently that the 19-year-old, currently out on loan at Spanish side UD Logrones, had entered advanced talks over a loan deal with a permanent option possibly included in the contract.
“As far as I know, Mateusz Bogusz’s arrival in Legia is practically a foregone conclusion,” Borek said in quotes relayed by Legia.Net.
“He is a footballer who is today the leader of the youth team, who has extraordinary opportunities for the Polish market.”
It just feels like a case of when and not if this deal is completed now.
Barring any last-minute hitches, it appears that Bogusz will indeed be lining up in the Ekstraklasa next season with the 2020/21 champions, who could be playing in the Champions League if they navigate through the qualifying rounds.
Even if they fail to reach the group stages of the elite-level competition a Europa League berth is likely and that would be a valuable experience for someone as young as Bogusz, particularly after his struggles at UD Logrones in the Spanish second-tier this season.
It remains to be seen whether a permanent clause is inserted into the deal, and it may well be sensible to leave that out if Bogusz goes on to produce any standout performances on the European stage.
The Poland Under-21 midfielder only joined the Whites in January 2019 but he’s made just two appearances and the success of Mark Jackson’s Under-23s side this season has likely seen him knocked further down the pecking order, with the likes of Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt rising in the ranks.
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