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“I would still be back” – Mateusz Klich doesn’t rule out Leeds United return

Ex-Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich is keen on a return to Elland Road in order to see his number of appearances for the club hit the 200 mark.

Klich – undeniably a cult hero in West Yorkshire – was once a mainstay of the Whites midfield, particularly under the reign of revered coach Marcelo Bielsa.

The 32-year-old was pivotal in Leeds’ promotion from the Championship to the Premier League during the 2019/20 season, in particular.

During that campaign, Klich missed just one of his side’s 46 Championship matches: an away clash against Derby County with promotion already secured. He managed to play a colossal 3,818 combined league minutes as a result across the season.

The Pole’s time at Leeds was brought to a bittersweet conclusion in January of this year, however, as he was unhappy with the lack of game time he was receiving under former Whites boss Jesse Marsch.

His move to MLS outfit D.C. United was confirmed by the club on 4 January.

Klich is perhaps even more fondly remembered for his off-field antics – his raucous promotion celebrations living long in the memory of the Leeds faithful.

Now, it appears as if Klich’s time in Yorkshire may not be entirely over.

Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with Polish outlet Sportowe Fakty, Klich declared he has unfinished business at Elland Road.

“I have 195 games at Leeds and I told our directors when my contract was terminated that I would still be back for those five games,” he said.

“We’ll see how it all turns out.”

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