Report: Leeds open to selling Mateusz Bogusz as midfielder isn’t ready for Marcelo Bielsa
According to WP SportoweFakty, Leeds United have offered Legia Warsaw the chance to sign Mateusz Bogusz having deemed the midfielder to not be ready for Marcelo Bielsa’s plans.
The 19-year-old has failed to establish himself during a temporary spell with Logrones this season and will leave the Spanish second-tier side in the summer before being sent back out on loan.
He began the term promisingly with a string of starts but has only opened two Segunda Division fixtures since the turn of the year, while left an unused substitute on seven occasions and omitted from Sergio Rodriguez’s matchday squad once.
Bogusz will not be short of suitors as Legia Warsaw are just one of a number of admirers back in his homeland, with Slask Wroclaw and particularly Wisla Krakow also keen on the Poland Under 21 international.
Leeds are reluctant to sanction a deal for Bogusz to join an Ekstraklasa side but the will of the player is expected to be key in any negotiations, with him sharing a good relationship with Legia boss Czeslaw Michniewicz who is eager to acquire the teenage talent.
The Whites would also prefer to send Bogusz out on loan once again in order to retain control over his long-term future, which Legia Warsaw would prefer to possess in any potential transfer.
Leeds seem willing to meet the Polish heavyweights halfway, with the Elland Road natives understood to have offered the Militarians the chance to purchase Bogusz for €1.5million (£1.2m) in a deal that would carry an €8m (£6.9m) buy-back clause.
Leeds would have hoped to see Bogusz take a step up in his development by joining Logrones on loan for the current campaign, and clearly rate his potential highly if they are reluctant to part ways with the youngster without some control over his long-term future.
Bogusz has only made three first-team appearances for the Whites, with two coming in the EFL Cup and one in the Championship, and it would seem unlikely that he would add to that record next term with club chiefs not thought to feel he is ready for a role in Bielsa’s plans.
As such, another loan spell away from West Yorkshire would make the most sense from a Leeds point of view with Bogusz under contract through to 2023, rather than accepting the offer that’s on the table with Legia Warsaw and potentially having to pay to bring him back.
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