Exclusive: Pundit reacts after Leeds player seals late loan: 'Bielsa doing the right thing'
Noel Whelan believes Leeds United letting midfielder Mateusz Bogusz join Spanish side UD Logrones on a season-long loan will get the best out of him.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Leeds ace and boyhood Whites fan believes the 19-year-old is at the stage of his career where he needs to play regular first-team football.
This site broke the news yesterday that the Polish under-21 international was set for a temporary move to the Spanish second tier.
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💥 Mateusz Bogusz, refuerzo para el ataque blanquirrojo. El joven mediapunta internacional Sub21 con Polonia llega cedido del @LUFC, hasta junio de 2021.
— UD Logroñés (@UDLogrones) October 5, 2020
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa gave the green light for the youngster to leave on loan last week but it took until deadline day for a deal to be confirmed.
He has been limited to just three appearances for Leeds since moving from Polish side Ruch Chorzów, where he played 33 times, last January.
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Asked by Football Insider what he made of Bogusz leaving on loan, Whelan said: “Right now to get progression out of a young player, he’s better off going abroad and playing football regularly.
“That way he can come back stronger, more prepared, better mentality and probably a lot more educated in the game as well.
“I think Marcelo Bielsa is doing the right thing, he’s not holding them back at Leeds making them play in the under 23s.
“He’s getting them out there playing proper first-team football because now they’re at the right stage of their career where they’ve had a taste of first-team football, they’ve been involved.
“Now to get the best out of them they’ve got to be playing week in, week out at a good standard.”
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