Leeds making a major transfer mistake over Mateusz Bogusz

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Leeds are making a major mistake over Mateusz Bogusz amid reports linking him with an exit from Elland Road.

What’s the story?

The Poland under-21 international has played just three times for Marcelo Bielsa’s senior side and is currently out on loan at La Liga 2 outfit UD Logrones, playing just 839 minutes of league football in Spain.

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According to Polish publication Meczyki, Bogusz’s time at Elland Road may be coming to an end, with Legia Warsaw in advanced talks to sign him this summer.

Bielsa will be fuming

While the 19-year-old hasn’t exactly pulled up any trees at Leeds since joining them as a youngster, it’s abundantly clear that this is a player who is still quite highly-rated.

Czeslaw Michniewicz, his manager at international youth level, raved about Bogusz’s ability, saying: “He is at a similar level as (Poland international) Sebastian Szymanski in his previous youth. He has great talent.”

He has also earned high praise from the Yorkshire Evening Post, with Lee Sobot describing him as a player “brimming with pace, confidence and natural talent.”

Bielsa himself has previously gone on record to hail Bogusz, noting that the reason he was named in a matchday squad against Swansea last summer was because of the impression he had made behind the scenes. The Leeds manager said: “He is growing in training. He’s an offensive playmaker. I thought he would be an option for today’s match. He is more offensive than (Jamie) Shackleton and (Robbie) Gotts.”

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At still only 19, Bogusz still has plenty of time to grow and develop, and while he hasn’t been a regular starter on loan at Logrones, he is still picking up valuable first team experience.

The Whites have a number of young talents coming through, like Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt for example, but Bogusz is ahead in the sense that he is currently playing senior football.

That experience should hold him in good stead, and Bielsa would surely want to see what the £900,000-rated Polish starlet has learned in his time away when Leeds come back for pre-season ahead of the new campaign.

It’s exactly why Leeds are facing an unforgivable mistake by entering into negotiations over letting him go to Legia even without Bielsa taking a second look at him. The Whites manager must be fuming with where things stand regarding Bogusz’s future right now.