Back in 2016, there was a bit of excitement as Leicester City signed a rather unknown player by the name of Bartosz Kapustka.
The attacking midfielder arrived in August of 2016 after the Euros, during which he made four appearances, for a fee of around £4.5m.
That promise, however, didn’t convert into much, as the now 23-year-old registered just three appearances during his time at King Power Stadium, with Leicester deciding to send him on two loans during his four years at the club.
In the end, his contract simply ran out, and he returned to Poland last summer to Legia Warszawa, where he has become a member of the first-team.
What could have been a great move for Kapustka at an early age quickly became something of a nightmare, a move which was engineered by some Italian agents.
This is according to the player’s former agent, Cezary Kucharski, who spoke to WP SportoweFakty about what happened in 2016 in an interview about the interference of Zbigniew Boniek, the Polish FA president, in player’s lives.
He said: “Boniek probably advised Bartosz Kapustka to change manager. The boy listened, he didn’t renew his contract with me, and Italian agents sold him where it was known he had no chance of playing. To Leicester.
“This hindered the player’s development for four years. Kapustksa had to return to Poland and only now is he trying to rebuild at Legia. I would definitely not have transferred him to a club where he had no chance of playing. Who will give Kapustka these four years? Boniek?”