Orta decision on £1.5m player in January looks worse with each time Leeds play
Leeds United director of football Victor Orta has been constantly slammed by fans for his shocking transfer decisions at Elland Road.
One of those mistakes came in the January transfer window when midfielder Mateusz Klich was allowed to leave the club on loan for FC Utrecht – even though he was signed just months earlier for £1.5million from FC Twente.
Leeds’ midfield has been in complete disarray over the past few weeks with Adam Forshaw perhaps the only central player to be enjoying a good spell of form – although some fans may disagree.
Kalvin Phillips, Eunan O’Kane and Ronaldo Vieira have failed to impress for most of the season, yet Thomas Christiansen failed to give Klich a decent shot in the first-team.
That led to him being offloaded until the summer, but even then, the Poland international may decide to pack his bags and quit Elland Road for good.
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Who can blame him? After being one of Christiansen’s first signings in West Yorkshire, he made just 10 appearances in all competitions with just one start in the Championship.
We do not see what happens in training but Klich’s future with the Whites should have been based on his performances on the pitch in front of the masses, but he barely got a chance to do that.
Klich would have offered much-needed physicality that is missing from this Leeds midfield, as well as on-the-ball quality.
Orta’s decision to let him leave in January is looking worse and worse with every game that Leeds play and with every poor shift put in by the likes of Phillips, O’Kane and Vieira it becomes painstakingly obvious that he should still be at Elland Road.
The Polish ace has started six Eredivisie games since moving to Utrecht which has resulted in four wins, one draw and one defeat, supplying two assists in those fixtures – it’s clear he has a winning influence.
He is clearly a player of quality and Paul Heckingbottom should try to see if he wants to stay for next season.
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