Reliable journalist hints at permanent exit of Leeds midfielder despite 2020 deal
Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich looks set to depart the club permanently before he plays another match for the club after leaving on loan for FC Utrecht, according to a reliable journalist.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay, who is a reputable source of information surrounding the club, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the 27-year-old, who joined from FC Twente in the summer, will likely not be seen by the Elland Road faithful again, as he struggled during his half-a-season in England.
a good chance that we've seen the last of Klich at Leeds. Still contracted until 2020 but unlikely to force his way back in here.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 22, 2018
???? | Leeds United can confirm that midfielder Mateusz Klich has joined Eredivisie side FC Utrecht on a six month loan deal
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 22, 2018
The club confirmed the Polish international’s temporary departure via their official Twitter account and website, as he returns to the Dutch top division having made just 10 appearances across all competitions for the Whites, having signed a contract until 2020.
Football Insider verdict
Klich’s move to Elland Road never took off in the way it was expected to, and it represents another player who has failed to transition into England’s second tier from a European top flight league. He did not look too bad a player when he played, but Thomas Christiansen has much better options at his disposal and so his exit, albeit temporarily, seems the right decision. As for his permanent departure, maybe that is something that will have to be looked at come the summer, but Hay is right in saying that he is unlikely to ever regain a first team spot considering the talent he is competing with.
In other Leeds United news, the club are eyeing up a permanent swoop for a Premier League enforcer.