In Focus: Leeds should be confident of getting Jozwiak in January despite setback

According to Polish website Sport.PL, Leeds United have had an offer of €200,000 (approximately £180,000) plus add-ons rejected for Lech Poznan winger Kamil Jozwiak.

What’s the word, then?

Well, Sport.PL says that the Whites are keen to bring the 19-year-old to Elland Road during the January transfer window, and while their initial offer has been turned down it seems as though they face a real battle to get the Polish starlet in the New Year.

Sport.PL explains how Jozwiak’s contract is due to expire next summer and suggests that Lech Poznan would prefer to keep him until then instead of cashing in on him in January, as they try and convince him to stay even though he has already refused to sign a four-year extension to his current deal.

Their president Karol Klimczak told Sport.PL: “I can confirm that we got this offer [from Leeds], but I firmly believe that we are not interested in parting with Kamil in the winter.”

Why do Leeds want Jozwiak?

Even though he is still a teenager the winger has made a big impression – albeit usually from the substitutes’ bench for Lech Poznan this season – scoring two goals and providing one assist in five appearances in all competitions for the first team.

In total he has netted three times and registered three assists in 29 outings, while he is also a regular for the Poland U19 side after winning 17 caps and scoring one goal.

Where would he fit in?

Well, Leeds have struggled in recent weeks following a positive start to the campaign and they appear to be struggling in wide areas with the likes of Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe and Ezgjan Alioski perhaps not performing as well as they should.

It is an area that Christiansen is likely to target in the upcoming transfer window and Jozwiak would certainly be an interesting addition, although it would remain to be seen whether he would given an opportunity in the starting XI right away.

Will they get him in January?

While Lech Poznan say they don’t want to sell, the fact that his contract runs out in little over six months time and that he seemingly doesn’t want to sign a new one suggests that they may yet be tempted to sell in January.

Of course, money talks and if Leeds can come up with an acceptable offer for the 19-year-old – he is certainly very affordable for them judging by their first offer – then the deal should get done.