Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich will be a player to keep an eye on in the final weeks of this summer’s transfer window.
This has been suggested by Whites reporter Graham Smyth, who has been speaking about the future of the Polish international on the Inside Elland Road podcast.
Jesse Marsch’s men wrapped up their pre-season efforts at the weekend with a convincing win against Cagliari, but Klich’s time at the club has since been thrown into major doubt.
“I don’t know yet. Listen, I really like Mateusz and his mentality has been great. He, understandably, really wants to go to the World Cup,” said Marsch when asked if Klich could leave.
With the 32-year-old midfielder failing to come off the bench at Elland Road on Sunday night, Smyth suggested his future will be one to keep an eye on in the coming weeks.
He said: “I still think Mateusz Klich’s an option at this level, I really do. I don’t think his legs have gone as some have suggested, I think that’s far from the truth. I still think he’s a very clever player.
“But the World Cup probably complicates things. He said to us in Australia two weeks ago that he wanted to get as many minutes as he could before the World Cup.
“And he needs to. If he wants to go to the World Cup and play with Poland, then he can’t be arriving in November having made one or two starts and a couple of sub cameo appearances. So that’s one to watch, but there’s nothing imminent as we speak.”
TIF Thoughts on Smyth’s comments…
Perhaps Klich’s future at Leeds could have been seen as coming to an end last season, with the midfielder only recording two full 90-minute appearances under Marsch since his arrival in February (via Transfermarkt).
Is Klich good enough to play for Leeds still?
Having initially joined the Whites back in 2017, Klich still has two years remaining on his deal in Yorkshire, but it seems the midfielder has made it clear he wants to be playing regular football ahead of the World Cup.
However, the early signs from this summer’s friendlies would not suggest this is going to be the case under Marsch, with Klich having failed to start any of their games and playing no part at all in the game on Sunday.
Therefore, perhaps we can indeed expect some movement over the next few weeks.