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Leeds United: Phil Hay issues worrying Mateusz Klich claim

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Journalist Phil Hay has noted the potential significance of Mateusz Klich’s appearance at the weekend as uncertainty continues over his future at Leeds United under Jesse Marsch.

When footage emerged of Klich and Marsch exchanging words on the pitch last season, some people may have thought that the midfielder would be leaving Elland Road this summer, although he is still very much in and around the squad.

The Poland international was only afforded minutes off the bench last weekend during Leeds’ opening day victory against Wolves, which could well be a sign of things to come for him at Leeds this term.

And while speaking on The Phil Hay Show, Klich’s future at Leeds was discussed by Hay.

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He said: “Klich’s introduction I thought was really notable and really interesting, because there does seem to be this feeling around him that it might well be the end of days for him at Leeds.

“It’s not that anybody is expressly saying he’s going to leave, it’s not that he’s saying that either, but it’s all quite equivocal when you ask about what’s coming with him.”

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For years now, Klich has been someone that’s featured regularly for Leeds, mainly under Marcelo Bielsa, but even under Marsch last season, he was only left out of the starting lineup on three occasions in the league. However, he’s clearly not up to the standards Marsch demands, at least compared to his teammates, six of whom are freshly through the door.

And three players those players recruited this summer can play through the middle, in the form of Brenden Aaronson, Marc Roca and Tyler Adams, so with Klich now the wrong side of 30, this could well be his farewell season at Leeds.

However, the fact he did feature for 25 minutes at the weekend may keep people guessing as to what his role is going forward under the American boss, and with the World Cup coming up in a matter of months, you can see why there are plenty of questions being asked about his future, which certainly appears to be up in the air at present.

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