Leeds United are set to continue their January clear-out during the current transfer window with Mateusz Klich “highly likely” to exit Elland Road next, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Thursday that Klich, 27, is expected to follow Cameron Borthwick-Jackson in leaving the Championship club after Manchester United recalled the defender from his loan on Wednesday.
highly likely that Klich will go out. Leeds clearing the decks a bit now.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 17, 2018
Leeds signed Poland international Klich from FC Twente in the summer for a fee of £1.5million.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claimed that they beat rivals Middlesbrough in landing the midfielder, but it appears that the Teessiders may have had the last laugh with him failing to make any impact at Elland Road.
Klich has made just 10 appearances in all competitions for Leeds, starting just once in the Championship.
The former Kaiserslautern and Wolfsburg midfielder has also dropped hints on his Twitter that he has been frustrated by a lack of first-team chances in Thomas Christiansen’s side.
Football Insider verdict
Klich has not been given a fair crack of the whip at Leeds. He seemed eager to play but whenever he did take to the pitch, his performances were nowhere near good enough. At the start of the season, Eunan O’Kane and Kalvin Phillips were in terrific form playing with each other so the Pole’s route to the starting line-up was blocked by that. The Ronaldo Vieira’s return to fitness added an extra layer of competition for him to beat, but he failed to do it. Klich is a decent player and will be needed far more elsewhere than at Leeds. If the Yorkshire club can recoup the fee spent on him in the summer, they should try to reinvest that in signing a striker.
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