Mateusz Bogusz was only playing in the Polish third-tier in December, but the 17-year-old could be about to make his Championship debut, going by a report in Poland’s Sport.
Since moving to Leeds in January, the midfielder has been eye-catching under Carlos Corberan and fired home his first goal for the Whites in Monday’s U23 win at home to Charlton.
He also played a part in Jordan Steven’s opening the scoring for United, in a performance that demonstrated a level of intelligence befitting a top-draw talent.
His supreme awareness and ability to pull the strings from deep has even caught the club by surprise, as while they expected Bogusz to show the skill that led to his transfer, they did not expect it coming so soon.
Lukasz Maciongowski, who works for the agency that represents the wonderkid, has revealed that in an interview with Sport, stating: “Leeds are very pleased with Mateusz. The club’s representatives were surprised that in such a short time he was able to adapt to the pace of the game that prevails in England.
“He was observed for a long time by the Leeds scouts. The first team manager also had access to a video of Matthew’s performances and said he would be very pleased if he could get him from Chorzow.
“Leeds knew what level Mateusz presented, and we also knew that they valued his skills, so the invitation to the first-team training was only a matter of time.”
Maciongowski claiming that Bogusz is already training under Marcelo Bielsa marks another incredible step in his sudden rise, and would suggest the bright future he offers at Elland Road is not far off.
If we can secure promotion before the season ends, it would not be overly surprising that the midfielder also makes his senior debut this term to prepare him for first-team duties in the Premier League.
Bogusz’s success in West Yorkshire even came despite an initial hesitancy from the current youth crop.
“The first two weeks served primarily to understand other players on the pitch,” Maciongowski added. “Mateusz often showed up for the game, but he did not receive balls from his teammates.
“They chose different solutions, but with each subsequent match it was clear that the boys are starting to give Mateusz more and more trust, let him lead the game.”