Reported Wolverhampton Wanderers target Aleksander Buksa would benefit from staying at Wisla Krakow for the foreseeable future, former youth coach Mateusz Stolarski told Sportowe Fakty.
Wolves have made a habit of signing exciting youngsters from mainland Europe and, perhaps inspired by the success of Pedro Neto and co at Molineux, the so-called ‘new Robert Lewandowski’ has emerged on their radar.
Buksa, who has been likened to his fellow Pole due to his 6ft 2ins frame and impressive finishing skills, is due to become a free agent at the end of this season.
The promising centre-forward had verbally agreed a new contract at Wisla Krakow but, having failed to put pen to paper, his agent recently admitted that a summer exit was likely.
Wolves are interested.
What’s more, super-agent Jorge Mendes – who has strong ties with the Wolves owners – also enjoys a good relationship with Buksa’s camp (SW).
But according to Stolarski, who worked closely with Buksa as he rose through the ranks at Wisla Krakow, the youngster would benefit from signing a new deal and playing frequent first-team football in Poland before moving to a major European league.
“The Polish league shows that you can also break out of it to an interesting club. However, there is not only one correct path. Some people go to the West earlier and break through, others, after leaving so early, do not play abroad at all,” Stolarski said.
“However, I am convinced that after one or two seasons of regular game-time, you can leave the Polish Premier League and join a very nice foreign club and develop there.
“If I had a son in a similar situation, I would keep him in the league before possibly going abroad.”
Buksa has made nine appearances in the Polish Ekstraklasa this season but is yet to open his account.