When Leeds United completed the signing of Mateusz Bogusz in late January earlier this year, it’s fair to say it wouldn’t have been a big deal to many fans.
Understandably, the focus was on the first-team who were desperately trying to close a deal for Swansea’s Dan James as they pushed for promotion.
However, the arrival of the 17-year-old Polish youth international may turn out to be an excellent bit of business by the Whites.
That’s because the creative midfielder has immediately settled at the Yorkshire club and is earning rave reviews starring for Carlos Corberan’s talented U23 side.
The quick way the teenager has adapted to a new country, lifestyle and style of play is a real testament to his maturity and self-belief.
We have seen countless examples over the years of senior players struggling to fit into their new surroungings yet Bogusz is already thriving in this environment.
A goal at Crystal Palace today took the midfielder to two goals and three assists in just six games and his performance once again caught the eye.
Even though he is a small player, the former Ruch Chorzow man is very strong on the ball but it’s his technical qualities that set him apart from the rest.
Capable with both feet, Bogusz is smart in possession and is always looking for a progressive pass and he combines that with great close control that enables him to beat his opponent with ease.
Obviously, he still has a lot of learning to do but the player will be delighted with the impression he is making at his new club.
Fans are growing increasingly excited when they see him play after every game and Bogusz knows that he is at the right club in terms of making that next step, with Marcelo Bielsa always ready to give youngsters a chance.
You would imagine that this campaign will be too soon for the gifted youngster but if he maintains this form in pre-season then we could see him get an opportunity.
Reports claimed that Bogusz turned down several Premier League clubs to go to Elland Road and the early signs suggest that was a great call for himself and Leeds United.
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