Mateusz Bogusz will soon be a Premier League-standard player for Leeds United but not before spending another season out on loan.
That is according to ex-Leeds striker and lifelong fan Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the 19-year-old – who is currently on loan at Spanish second-tier outfit Logrones – hinted at where his future lies.
Bogusz told the LUFC Fan Zone Podcast: “I think it’s not my decision. I think I will still go on loan next season because the team plays very well. They play in the Premier League and I think I’m not ready to play in the Premier league or to just be a sub.”
The attacking midfielder had made three senior appearances for Leeds since joining in 2019 and has featured 17 times on loan at Logrones in 2020-21.
Whelan predicted that Bogusz will find himself in the Championship next season and could prove himself capable of playing in the top-flight thereafter.
“I think a Championship loan move is the next step for him,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“You get that little bit of experience, you do well there and then you’re looking for your next challenge. Championship football would be a step up.
“It will be beneficial for him and it will be beneficial for Leeds. If he keeps showing that he can do it at different levels then he’s got the chance of proving he can do it at Premier League level.”
Bogusz has been capped 10 times by Poland at under-21 level, scoring three goals.
He is one of three Leeds youngsters currently on loan in Spain, along with Kun Temenuzhkov (Real Union) and Rafa Mújica (Las Palmas).