According to the Polish site Sport.pl, Leeds United have shown interest in 19 year-old Lech Poznan winger Kamil Jóźwiak, and could be looking to transfer the teenager to the club in January.
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The young winger has made the pitch three times for Lech Poznan this season, scoring one goal and assisting on another. He’s spent time with the reserve team at Lech Poznan, Lech Poznan II, and also went out on loan to second tier GKS Katowice last season. He’s a right-footed winger that has played on both the left and right wing, and it appears he’s spent most of his time on the right wing.
If we’ve learned anything from transfer rumours this summer at Leeds United, it’s that reports from overseas sources aren’t to be dismissed out of hand, especially if the officials from the other club are quoted saying that the club is interested. Paweł Cibicki joined from Malmö FF and those rumors came out of Sweden. The rumours about Leeds being interested in the young former Feyenoord Polish goalkeeper Kamil Miazek started overseas, and he signed a contract with the club a few weeks ago. The signing of Miazek allowed Bailey Peacock-Farrell to go out on loan, albeit to making the extremely short move to York City.
So will this rumor pan out? Maybe. It’s more likely than dodgy rumours from the Sun or the Daily Mail, but still not exactly bible truth at this point. However, this transfer rumor sounds more like a Cibicki or a Grot than a Lasogga. It’s good to bring in youth to the club, but Leeds needs a few solid performers at a couple positions, and winger isn’t one of them. At minimum, the club needs a left back, another central defender who can stay fit, and potentially even a goalkeeper if both Felix Wiedwald and Andy Lonergan haven’t got the confidence of Christiansen.
So yeah, exciting young wingers are great, but at 19, he’s only played three times for Lech Poznan this season, so this isn’t a move for right now, but for the future, however, maybe look at the future that is now and bring in some experienced players to put Leeds over the hump?