Reliable journalist: Leeds' summer signing set for temporary exit as new arrival imminent
Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich is set to head out on loan this month with a handful of foreign sides interested as the club close in to seal a deal for Adam Forshaw, according to a reliable journalist.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay, who is an established source of information surrounding the club, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that the imminent arrival from Middlesbrough will see the summer signing fall further down the pecking order at Elland Road, leaving him up for a temporary exit.
won't be a surprise if Mateusz Klich moves abroad on loan now. Further down the order with Forshaw signing. Some foreign interest in him.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 17, 2018
With just 10 appearances under his belt since arriving from Dutch side FC Twente last summer, Klich looks set to find playing time even harder to come by, with Hay claiming on Wednesday that Forshaw’s deal is on the verge of completion after the two club’s agreed a deal.
The 27-year-old Polish international’s last outing was the shock defeat to Newport County in the FA Cup, while he has appeared in just one of the last 17 league games for the Whites.
Football Insider verdict
Klich has failed to settle into the squad at Elland Road and he just does not seem to have the talent necessary to succeed. At 27, he is an experienced player and with 10 caps under his belt for Poland he should have no trouble in finding a new club, whether that be temporarily or permanently. As Hay says, Forshaw’s imminent arrival means the chances of turning out are even slimmer than ever, and really a loan deal does not seem best for either the club or the player. If he wants regular playing time, he should be submitting a transfer request, and end his time in Yorkshire for good.
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