Do Leeds United already have Jack Clarke's replacement?

Mateusz Bogusz of Poland tackles Hiroki Abe of Japan during the international friendly match between Poland U20 and Japan U20  on March 21, 2019 in Lodz, Poland.

Leeds United are reportedly close to selling Jack Clarke.

Leeds United's Jack Clarke battles with Nottingham Forest's Ben Osborn at Elland Road on October 27, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United fan frustration around the expected sale of Jack Clarke is based around the view of his potential, rather than his overall contribution last season.

Clarke made just four starts for Leeds in the Championship, and 20 appearances from the bench. He scored twice and provided two assists.

It was a valuable, but ultimately replaceable contribution.

 

This is good for Leeds despite the big fee they look likely to get from Clarke's sale, via The Sun.

That's because despite being able to sign potential replacements, Leeds may already have done so.

The shrewd signing of Polish wonderkid Mateusz Bogusz could pay quick dividends for Leeds this season.

Bogusz arrived with first team experience at Ruch Chorzow and made an immediate impression for Leeds' under-23 team.

Mateusz Bogusz of Poland takes a shot on goal during UEFA Under-17 Championship Elite Round Group 3 match between Poland and Republic of Ireland on March 27, 2018 in Legnica, Poland.

Strong performances in pre-season can elevate him to the first team, and he should be confident he can exceed Clarke's tally of four league starts this past campaign.

Bogusz made the bench at the end of the season, showing he has already caught Marcelo Bielsa's attention.

New signings will come this summer, but Leeds can relax over Clarke as they already have his exit covered.

Marcelo Bielsa manager of Leeds Utd shouts instructions to his players during the Sky Bet Championship Play off Semi Final 1st leg match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride...

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