Leeds United midfielder chased by Portsmouth, Swindon & Gillingham

By Wayne Veysey

3rd Oct, 2020 | 7:45am

Exclusive: Portsmouth, Swindon & Gillingham in chase to sign Leeds midfielder

Portsmouth, Swindon Town and Gillingham are chasing Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Bogusz ahead of Monday night, Football Insider can reveal.

This site broke the news yesterday that United have given the 19-year-old the green light to go out on loan this season.

This has alerted EFL clubs and a recruitment source has told Football Insider that Bogusz is most likely to be heading to League One for the rest of the 2020-21 campaign.

Portsmouth, Swindon and Gillingham, who all play in the third tier, have contacted the Premier League club to express their interest in the teenager.

United are keen for the teenager to get some senior experience and want him to be playing regularly.

Bogusz, who turned 19 in August, has made it clear he does not want another season in the Under-23s.

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“I hope to be on loan,” Bogusz told TVP Sport, as reported by Sportowe Fakty. “I would like to play in a major league every week because I miss the ‘normal’ games.

“Talks are still going on. I get along. I do not want to confuse what these directions are, but there are several options.”

The Poland Under-21 international has made a big impression at Elland Road since signing aged 17 in January of last year on a two-and-a-half year deal from Ruch Chorzow in his homeland.

He is a versatile midfielder who can operate in central or more attacking positions.


Bogusz was named in the Leeds Under-23s side that yesterday defeated Middlesbrough 1-0 through a Sam Greenwood goal.

Leeds have agreed a number of loan deals for the young and emerging players in recent weeks, with defender Byrce Hosannah becoming the latest when he joined League Two outfit Bradford City earlier this week.

In other news, Leeds United have turned their attention to signing sensational talent Mauricio Pochettino compares to Lionel Messi.