Danny Mills claims that Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich is ready for the Premier League after agreeing to a new long-term contract at Elland Road.
The former Leeds and England defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the Polish star has established himself as a crucial member of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad and that he has all the technical capabilities to play among England’s elite.
Leeds confirmed over the weekend that the 28-year-old had put pen to paper on terms which would keep him committed to the Whites until 2024, completing a remarkable turnaround which saw him out of favour in his first season at Elland Road.
✍️ Polish international midfielder Mateusz Klich has today committed his future to #LUFC by signing a new four-and-a-half-year contract with the club
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 9, 2019
Mills says that Klich will only be able to prove himself as a Premier League quality player if and when he plays among the top flight but insists he looks to possess everything which will make him a success should Leeds get promoted.
Mills told Football Insider: “He’s been very, very consistent over the last couple of seasons, he’s been very, very good and again it’s just Leeds are starting to do this now, run things properly from the top down.
“They’re saying: ‘We have got these players, they are doing well for us, they are being successful so therefore they need to be rewarded and we need to retain their services. If somebody does want to come in and buy them, the prices we’ll be able to command are obviously bigger.
“Good players will always learn to adapt. He’s technically good, he has that as an advantage from the off. You never quite know until you get there but everything about him suggests yes, he would have the ability to play in the Premier League.”
Klich has started every single league game since Bielsa’s arrival at Elland Road, bouncing back quickly from his loan spell away at FC Utrecht in 2017.
He has made a total of 77 appearances for the Whites, scoring 12 goals and chipping in with a further 10 assists.