Presenter, Conor McGilligan has said through the One Leeds Fan Channel on YouTube, that it’s the ‘right time’ for Leeds United to sell Mateusz Klich and Adam Forshaw.
We’ve seen Klich play 11 times in the league under manager Jesse Marsch this season. However, he’s yet to make a Premier League start. As for Forshaw, the midfielder has only managed to earn three league appearances for Leeds this campaign.
McGilligan feels it’s the right time for the duo to part ways with the side as it will allow the Whites to rebuild and rejuvenate their squad.
He said (1:55): “Thank you for your service Mateusz. You’ve been excellent for Leeds United, but it is time to move on. Time to regenerate.”
“Apparently there’s a couple of Championship clubs looking at Adam Forshaw for a January transfer. Again, a great move. It’s not all about bringing players into Leeds United it’s getting rid of players.”
“It’s great news there, for me, two players who should be leaving Leeds United, it is the right time for them to leave Leeds United.”
TIF’s view on McGilligan’s comments…
We believe that it’s clear to see that both players are not in the plans of Marsch, so it’s best that they can get more opportunities elsewhere.
Klich has a lot of experience playing across Europe, with the likes of FC Twente, Wolfsburg and 1.FC Kaiserslautern. He’s in the top 8% of progressive passes when compared to similar players (FBref), so with that experience and ability to play the ball forward, many clubs across Europe may look to sign him.
When it comes to Forshaw, he has a lot of experience in the Football League, in particular, the Championship and League One. The 31-year-old has played for the likes of Middlesbrough, Wigan Athletic and Brentford.
Furthermore, you can always guarantee the midfielder will look to get stuck in, he’s in the top 13% of tackles made in comparison to other midfielders (FBref).
The duo could definitely both be useful assets to a number of clubs. In addition, it’ll give Leeds more money to play with in the January transfer window, where they’ll look to strengthen their squad.