Exclusive: Paul Robinson claims Leeds 29y/o is good enough for the Premier League
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Paul Robinson believes that Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich is good enough for the Premier League after the 29-year-old signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal with the club.
Klich has seen his career rejuvenated under manager Marcelo Bielsa, after being shipped out on loan just months after arriving at Leeds.
Since Bielsa arrived, Klich is the only Leeds player to have played every single Championship game.
“I think Mateusz Klich is Premier League-ready,” said Robinson, talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News.
“I think everything Leeds does is geared towards the Premier League, everything is aimed to the Premier League and they’re putting things in place if they go up.
“I think he is an important player. I think he has been key in the last 12-18 months, and him signing a new deal shows the club’s ambition and his faith, because no one wants to still be in the Championship next year.
“But to have a player of his quality on the books, should they happen to stay in the Championship, him signing a new deal is only going to benefit the club.”
Klich had what he described as the best season of his career under Bielsa, scoring 10 goals and adding eight assists in the 18/19 Championship.
This season has been slower. Klich has scored one goal from the penalty spot but missed another, and has only added one assist. However, his xG (3.49) and xA (3.69) are both significantly higher. [WyScout]
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