By Danny Wright
Mateusz Klich earned his first appearance at Elland Road on Saturday when he came off the bench in the 2-0 win against Oxford United – and Leeds fans were very impressed with what they saw.
The 27-year-old only featured for the final 12 minutes of the friendly clash with Pep Clotet’s side, but his playmaking skills in the middle of the park certainly left an impression on those who were there to see.
Although Thomas Christiansen has signed a big number of players this summer, it was two familiar names in Kemar Roofe and Stuart Dallas who bagged the goals for Leeds as they finished their pre-season preparations with a handsome result.
However it was Klich who grabbed a lot of attention from the fans, most of whom were seeing the Polish midfielder for the first time after he missed the entirety of their matches in Austria through injury.
He arrived from Dutch outfit FC Twente after signing a three-year deal in June and many supporters now believe they have bagged a top quality playmaker who can help bolster their chances of promotion next season.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— Nur Huda (@nurriddle) July 29, 2017
From the 10 minutes I've seen of klich he looks a player #lufc
— david greenwood (@dgreenwood87) July 29, 2017
Klich (Kilch,Click) had a few amazing passes. Shows vision. #lufc
— Pål Einar Jensen (@palejens) July 29, 2017
Thought klich looked composed and classy #lufc
— Everything Leeds (@everything_leed) July 29, 2017
Saiz looks pure quality for me. Biggest plus for me today. Klich and Sako also impressed me #lufc
— Jason LUFC (@jasonoflynn11) July 29, 2017
Klich and saiz ???????????????????????? both look really good #lufc
— Cuddy (@CudwSam) July 29, 2017
Klich looks the business too. A few more weeks training and I'd be starting him alongside O'Kane. #lufc
— Jack (@EllandReports) July 29, 2017
— Danny ???? (@DannyBoy1da) July 29, 2017
Leeds kick off their Championship campaign at the Macron Stadium next Sunday when they take on the newly-promoted Bolton.