Lechia Gdańsk youngster Jan Biegański says he elected to avoid joining the likes of Aston Villa as he felt it was too early to make such a move in his career.
Biegański is set to join Gdańsk on a free transfer on January 1st, making the step up to the Polish top flight from first division side GKS Tychy.
The move is something of an anticlimactic one for the 18-year-old, after weeks of being linked to the Premier League in Poland.
Several reports indicated that a host of top-flight clubs, including Aston Villa, had had scouts looking at the defensive midfielder and even offered him trials.
He, though, has elected to ignore the pull of the Premier League and instead stay in his homeland, for the time being, continuing his development there before moving on, explaining that decision when questioned on it.
“This is the right step in my life,” Sportowefakty report him saying.
“I did not want to run into deep water, and I think that PKO Ekstraklasa at this age is the best result for a player from the 1st league.
“The training staff and the possibility of cooperation with both trainer Stokowiec and mental trainer, which I have always dreamed of, convinced me.
“The trainer introduced me to the plan and development opportunities.
“My next step is abroad, and I came to Gdańsk with this approach – to leave a good impression in PKO Ekstraklasa, and in a few years to conquer abroad.”
It now remains to be seen whether Biegański can make the kind of impression he’s hoping to with Lechia Gdańsk.
At 18-years-old he still has plenty of time on his hands and given the interest in him already, it would not be surprising to see the likes of Aston Villa come calling if he develops as they all clearly think he can.