Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has said he is not thinking about the future of midfielder Mateusz Klich, ahead of tomorrow night’s Championship clash with Aston Villa.
Klich, 27, had been linked with a return to Holland earlier this week but Christiansen has insisted his players must stay focused ahead of a difficult run of games.
Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post and the BBC’s Adam Pope broke the news from Christiansen’s press conference earlier today.
TC on Klich: said thoughts about his future are for another day (was linked with a January return to Holland earlier this week). Says he wants to keep his players focused with so many games to come. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) November 30, 2017
TC says Mateusz Klich has a role to play this season but “is not my first choice at the moment.” #lufc
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) November 30, 2017
Klich has made eight appearances for the Whites this season but has not made a league start for the club since joining from FC Twente on a three-year deal over the summer.
It has been suggested that he is targeting a loan move back to Holland in January, with his prior experience in the country attracting the attention of several Dutch clubs.
His last Championship appearance for Leeds came in the 3-1 defeat at Cardiff in late-September and the club are yet to indicate whether they would consider allowing him to leave come January.
It is unlikely Klich will feature against fellow play-off hopefuls Aston Villa at Elland Road tomorrow night, with 19-year-old midfielder Ronald Vieira set to return after a one-match suspension.
Leeds head into the game six points behind fourth-placed Villa in the Championship table, hoping to achieve back-to-back victories for the first time since mid-September.
In other Leeds United news, boss Christiansen has revealed the latest team news ahead of the Championship clash at Elland Road.