Leeds United have had an offer accepted for Polish midfielder Mateusza Bogusza, it has been confirmed.
The 17-year-old, who plays for third-tier side Ruch Chorzow, is headed to Elland Road once the paperwork is complete on the transfer.
The Polish club announced on their official Twitter account on Tuesday morning that the seven-times Poland Under-19 international will join Leeds imminently, as they are “waiting for the draft transfer agreement” to finalise it.
?? Przy Cichej wst?pnie zaakceptowano ofert? wykupu Mateusza Bogusza z?o?on? przez Leeds United F.C. Czekamy na projekt umowy transferowej. pic.twitter.com/09Ynx3WnCU
— Ruch Chorzów (@ruchchorzow1920) January 22, 2019
It appears only a matter of hours before rising star Bogusza is confirmed as Leeds’ second signing of the window. The midfielder, 17, does not have anywhere near the pedigree or experience of Kiko Casilla, the club’s first January recruit, but speculation from his homeland is that the youngster will train with United’s first-team squad rather than their Under-23s or Under-18s. That suggests Leeds not only think highly of the central midfielder, but have big plans for him, too. His record in the Polish third division this season is very impressive – five goals from 19 league matches is a return not to be sniffed at. It is unlikely Bogusza will rival countryman Mateusz Klich for a starting spot any time soon, but he is one for the future, and could develop quickly under Marcelo Bielsa, who has an outstanding reputation for nurturing and developing youth talent. He has massive trust in them, too. Just ask Jack Clarke, Leif Davis, Jamie Shackleton and Bailey Peacock-Farrell.