Michał Karbownik is currently on a season-long loan deal at Legia Warsaw from Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Seagulls signed the midfielder on summer transfer deadline day and immediately loaned him back to his former club.
On Wednesday, we carried a report from Legia.net which explained there’s a ‘great desire’ from the English club to cut short the 19-year-old’s temporary stay at Legia Warsaw.
Another report from the same website now provides the latest development. Brighton’s idea is to cut short the player’s loan deal in Poland and then send him out elsewhere in the winter market.
Anderlecht, along with English and Spanish clubs, are interested in taking Karbownik on a loan deal in January. However, that will only be possible if Graham Potter’s side recall him.
Legia.net explain there’s a clause included in the deal to allow the Premier League club to recall the Poland international. However, that must be exercised before January 15th, meaning the deadline is Friday.
Karbownik is currently sidelined with an injury and is expected to undergo MRI scans to find out the extent of the damage. If not for the injury suffered at the end of last year, the report states he wouldn’t have continued at Legia Warsaw.
Brighton want to take their man away from Poland because they are of the belief the league there isn’t at the level Karbownik needs to have to play in England.
For now, Karbownik trains as per the instructions given to him by his parent club, he’s learning English and has been preparing to move to England at the end of this season. He isn’t eager to leave his current club this month.
After the winter break, Legia Warsaw’s first official tie is against Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała on January 31st. According to the claims, ‘everything indicates’ the teenager may not be part of the Legia squad for that match.