Given the circumstances on deadline day, Leeds all-in-all had a relatively quiet January transfer window in terms of incomings, the primary transfer was the signing of goalkeeper Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid who has slotted into the first team immediately.
Leeds also signed Mateusz Bogusz from Polish side Ruch Chorzow, a 17-year-old playmaker. He revealed in an interview with the YEP that whilst he will initially link up with the U23s side, he has been told that in due course he will ‘participate in first-team activities’ during ‘the first half year’.
This is especially interesting given his age. Normally we have seen players signed from overseas and not heard much since, as they joined the academy to play for academy sides and a more long-term prosepcts. However, Bogusz may have been a more immediate signing than we first thought given the interview he gave today.
Further, Leeds are in demand of a playmaker going forward in the midfield given we only seem to have Mateusz Klich who can operate this role from a central midfield and the fact Leeds still seem to be searching for a player who can lock down the number 10 role. Recently we have seen both Pablo Hernandez, who seems to prefer to operate from a wide position and Tyler Roberts, who is just coming into the fore of first-team selection after recovering from injury.
Overall, we could see Leeds’ quieter January transfer signing feature much sooner than we expected. One to watch.