By Danny Wright
Lech Poznan have announced that attacker Kamil Jozwiak has agreed terms to a new contract with the club after president Karol Climczak revealed Leeds United had made a bid to sign him earlier this month.
The Polish giants confirmed on their official Twitter account and official website on Monday that Jozwiak, 19, had penned a new one-and-a-half year deal until 2019, with the option to be extended by a further 24 months.
— Lech Poznań (@LechPoznan) November 20, 2017
In an interview with sport.pl in early November, Poznan chief Climczak confirmed that Leeds were interested in signing the young European winger, and had tabled a six-figure bid worth £177,000 for him, which was swiftly kicked into touch.
“I can confirm that we got this option (£177,000 bid), but I firmly believe that we are not interested in parting with Kamil in the winter,” said Climczak earlier this month.
“We do not think we are ready for departure.
“If the player makes the final decision and does not want to extend the contract, then the club will leave until the summer.”
Poland Under-19 international Jozwiak has started to appear more and more in the Lech Poznan senior side after rising through the ranks and this season has made seven appearances across all competitions, scoring two goals and supplying two assists in the process.
Football Insider Verdict
Victor Orta has not been afraid to strengthen the youth ranks at Elland Road since being made director of football earlier this year, but it is not something he should be focusing on right now. Leeds have always churned out top English talent so don’t need to keep having European talent like Jozwiak thrown into the mix, especially when money must be spent on the first-team as a priority. Thomas Christiansen needs a new striker, centre-back, left-back and potentially a goalkeeper in January and that is where Orta should be looking at right now – not with the youth teams.
In other Leeds United news, Christiansen has confirmed a major boost to the squad ahead of the clash against Wolves.