Date: 11th October 2018 at 11:13am
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OPINION

Pawel Cibicki is due to return to Leeds United at the start of January once his loan spell at Molde expires, but the attacker must be binned straight away in a bid to continue shipping off Victor Orta’s flops of 2017.

The 24-year-old has hardly shone since he moved to Norway in July, scoring just one goal in 14 appearances across all competitions for Molde.

Cibicki has supplied four assists for the Norwegian giants but still, he has hardly done enough to prove that he is anywhere near the quality that Marcelo Bielsa needs in his first team – even though Leeds’ current attack-force is looking slightly depleted at the moment.

That is why the Whites must look to offload the woeful attacker in January in a bid to cut their losses.

The former Sweden Under-21 international was signed by the Whites for £1.5million [The Sun] from Malmo in 2017, but has only made a total of 10 appearances across all competitions for the Yorkshire giants.

Thomas Christiansen barely played the attacker and Paul Heckingbottom did not call upon him once with just a few appearances on the bench between February at the end of the campaign and nothing more.

That means that as it stands, Leeds have spent £150,000-a-game on Cibicki, though only two of those games resulted in him playing an entire 90 minutes.

No one will be daft enough to pay the full £1.5million that Leeds paid for Cibicki when it comes to moving him on in January, but sending him out on loan to a vague European league is not going to help his transfer value and the best course of action will be to ensure that he is sold for a fee permanently.