Italian outlet Area Napoli have claimed that Champions League side Napoli could consider a move to sign Leeds United teenager Mateusz Bogusz – after the Polish playmaker admitted he was “angry” under Marcelo Bielsa.
Bogusz, 18, joined Leeds in January 2019 after impressing in Polish side Ruch Churzow’s first team. He immediately starred for the club’s Under-23 side, scoring and creating goals for Carlos Corberan’s second string.
He joined Bielsa’s side during a pre-season tour of Australia and was expected to have a much more meaningful impact during the 2019-20 campaign. Fast forward until now, Bogusz has managed to make his debut, but has failed to make a second outing.
This week, Bogusz told Polish outlet Meczyki that he is “angry” at not being given more game time: “I’m angry that I don’t get a chance. But when I look at development and how it is working here, I can tell you honestly – I feel I’ve developed incredibly.”
But Napoli could take advantage of that. Transfer expert Antonello Gallo has been quoted by Area Napoli as saying that Bogusz – who has previously had a trial with Napoli – could now be considered by the Serie A side a second time.
TBR’s view – Leeds must do everything they can to keep Bogusz
Starting with a new contract. No, Bogusz has not had the impact he would have hoped for this season, but under Bielsa – nothing is a given and his loyalty to the starting eleven is unearring, something which Patrick Bamford has benefitted from.
Bogusz is about to enter the final 12 months of his current contract. That has got to be a priority for owner Andrea Radrizzani when the global health crisis comes to an end, and offer Bogusz new terms. If not, Napoli will nab him on the cheap.