Teenage midfielder Jan Bieganski has revealed the reasons why he rejected interest from Liverpool to make a switch across his native Poland.
According to Polish source WP SportoweFakty the 18-year-old had interest from the Reds this month with other interest coming from Chelsea, Arsenal and Serie A side Lazio.
The defensive midfielder however figured it was not yet time to move abroad preferring instead to move up to the Polish top flight, from GKS Tychy to Lechia Gdansk. He has signed a four-year contract.
Bieganski opened up on his motives for staying in his home country.
“There is no point in going deep into a foreign club right away,” the player said.
“History shows that many guys come back from there and have problems breaking into PKO Ekstraklasa [Polish top flight].
“My opinion is that if I manage in Lechia Gdansk, the next step will be abroad. However, I am fully aware that I have to work and develop step by step.”
Bieganski who has previously played for the nation’s under 16 and 17 is set to join the under 19 ranks.
The Poland U-19 team, have the first stage of qualifying for the European Championship in March and Bieganski is hoping to play in the tournament
He has made 12 appearances in the second tier this season before making his switch to the first division.