Leeds' Mateusz Bogusz bows out of U20 World Cup

Mateusz Bogusz of Poland U19 competes with Robbie Deas of Scotland U19 during international friendly match between Poland U19 and Scotland U19 on September 6, 2018 in Opole, Poland.

The Leeds United youngster didn't feature heavily in the Under-20 World Cup.

Mateusz Bogusz of Poland passes the ball during UEFA Under-17 Championship Elite Round Group 3 match between Poland and Republic of Ireland on March 27, 2018 in Legnica, Poland.

Leeds United made a very good, but very low-profile signing in January.

The Championship club signed 17-year-old midfielder Mateusz Bogusz, who went on to impress for United's Under-23 side during the second half of the season.

As a result, the Leeds teenager was drafted into Poland's squad for the Under-20 World Cup on home soil, but it ended in disappointment for the Whites starlet yesterday.

The Poles were eliminated in the first knockout round of the competition, losing 1-0 to Italy in Gdynia.

 

Bogusz was an unused substitute, as he was in their final two group games against Tahiti and Senegal respectively.

The Leeds man started the 2-0 defeat by Colombia on the opening day of the tournament, but was replaced after 68 minutes and that was to be his last action of the competition.

He'll be devastated not only by their elimination, but his lack of game time.

Nevertheless, Bogusz remains a serious prospect, so much so that a Manchester City scout said last month that he regrets missing out on the teenager [Przeglad Sportowy].

It might be a bit early for him to start making waves in Marcelo Bielsa's senior side next season, but he turns 18 in August - the same age as Jack Clarke - so if he makes a huge impression in pre-season, who knows.

Mateusz Bogusz of Poland U19 competes with Robbie Deas of Scotland U19 during international friendly match between Poland U19 and Scotland U19 on September 6, 2018 in Opole, Poland.

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