By Dave Woods

11th Nov, 2019 | 9:34am

MOT View: New Klich deal great news for Leeds but one thing doesn't add up

Mateusz Klich became the latest Leeds United player to sign a new deal, penning a four-and-a-half-year contract on Saturday that will see him stay at Elland Road until 2024.

He’s been an increasingly important figure under Marcelo Bielsa and had what Klich himself described as the best season of his career last campaign when he scored 10 goals and added nine assists in the Championship.

He hasn’t been as prolific this season but he’s started every Championship game (in fact, he’s started every league game since Bielsa has been here) and perhaps been a bit unlucky – he’s only scored one goal and added one assist, but his xG and xA are both significantly higher at 3.49 and 3.67. [WyScout]

Given his form, we’re delighted that he’s signed a new contract and the turnaround in a player who was shipped out on loan in his first season has been dramatic.

However, why so long?

Signing your players up to new deals is important. But, if Leeds get promoted this season a lot of players are going to be tested at Premier League level.

Klich is one of the players who will no doubt be used, but will he be up to it? Like some other Leeds players, the jury will be out and Marcelo Bielsa may well be forced into the transfer market. Having players on long, bloated contracts doesn’t seem like the most sensible move.

Klich was Victor Orta’s first-ever signing at the club and his career both at club and international level has been transformed.

Don’t get us wrong, it’s great news for Leeds, but the length of the contract does worry us slightly.

In other Leeds United news, Bamford leads the way, Klich disappoints – Leeds player ratings v Blackburn