Mateusz Klich has been quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post as saying that Leeds United teenager Matuesz Bogusz has the potential to become a better player than him in the future.
The 28-year-old has been in terrific form for Leeds this season. From attacking midfield, the Poland international has had a hand in 15 Championship goals – scoring eight himself and creating seven more.
The former Wolfsburg and FC Twente star has started every single Championship fixture this season, and is expected to do the same on Saturday when Leeds take on Sheffield United.
It is a far cry from his first season at Leeds, where he struggled after joining the club for £1.5million (YEP).
The Whites signed his fellow countryman Bogusz in January from Ruch Churzow, and the 17-year-old is already shining in Carlos Corberan’s under-23 side. Klich reckons Bogusz will become a better player than himself.
“It’s not like I can give him any advice because he is 17 and he is probably going to be better than me,” Klich said.
The potential Bogusz is showing in his displays for Leeds’ Under-23 side at the moment adds weight to Klich’s claim. Signed by Victor Orta, he has the most potential of any of the director of football’s Under-23 signings.
His incisive passing can open up a sturdy defence. For someone of 17 years of age, he has excellent strength – which has probably come with playing 33 times at professional level in Poland.
But it is his flair, his invention and his work rate that sets him apart from the rest. Klich is right, if Bogusz continues to develop at the exponential rate he has started at, he will become better than the midfielder.