The Athletic’s Phil Hay revealed that Mateusz Klich was pushing for a summer exit before the season began.
A report from The Athletic journalist Phil Hay reveals that Mateusz Klich was on his way out this summer before the season began. The pole has only made two starts this season, both in EFL cup games. His lack of game time is said to be one of the reasons he missed out on a World Cup place with Poland.
DC United is said to be in the latter stages of completing a deal with the midfielder, he is set to join the MLS side in the New Year. Phil Hay revealed that Klich and Leeds coach Jesse Marsch have had a strained relationship since August:
“That Mateusz Klich remains at Leeds is largely down to conversations in August that made him think twice about moving on. The promises or encouragement he was given then can hardly be repeated now, which is why it appears the time for him to go is nigh.”
The report claims that the promise of game time ahead of the World Cup was enough to convince the 32-year old, but now that Marsch has failed his promise, there is no turning back.
“In principle, great, but the best way to define Klich’s involvement since then is to say he has seen fewer minutes for Leeds this season than Dan James, who joined Fulham on September 1.”
Mateusz Klich’s contract is set to expire in 2024, and after serving Leeds United for a 192 games, he is set to part ways and leave Elland Road.