By Craig Scott

14th Aug, 2022 | 1:44pm

Leeds United: Ibiza manager confirms Mateusz Bogusz return on the cards, negotiations underway

Ibiza manager Javier Baraja has confirmed he could re-sign Mateusz Bogusz from Leeds United this summer after the midfielder spent last season on loan in the Balaerics.

Bogusz, 20, has been loaned out twice by Leeds since joining the Yorkshire club in January 2019 with both of those temporary spells in Spain.

Last summer, he was sent to spend the season with Ibiza in Spain’s second-tier. However, his campaign was marred by a serious knee injury.

As quoted by Spanish newspaper Diario AS on Saturday (13 August), Baraja says that Bogusz is “one of the options” for him to sign with negotiations reportedly underway with Leeds.

Let him go

Bogusz is a player who we had high hopes for when he first joined Leeds in 2019 from Ruch Chorzow.

He’s still young at the age of 20 and is a regular for Poland’s Under-21s.

However, if he’s still no better than the Spanish second-tier then we should really start to consider selling Bogusz permanently and using those funds to help the first-team recruitment out a bit.

Leeds won’t get much for Bogusz but they should get something as he’s in the final year of his contract now.

Leeds will lose him for nothing unless something happens this summer.

Bogusz was terrific for Ibiza last season.

The attacking midfielder played mainly as a winger for the Balaeric outfit, scoring four goals and supplying seven assists in 20 La Liga 2 appearances before he suffered a season-ending knee injury.

It’s a massive shame he was dealt with that setback because he might have ended up in the first-team picture at Leeds had he come back from Ibiza fit.

If Bogusz does move on this summer, we’ll wish him all the best.

In other Leeds United news, there could be a shock return on the cards at Leeds as an English club may now make a senior player available for transfer.