Leeds United to let Mateusz Klich leave in January as 'fantastic' ace linked with exit - Sky Sports pundit

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Leeds United should not stand in Mateusz Klich’s way if the midfielder wants to leave Elland Road in the January transfer window, according to Paul Robinson.

GiveMeSport journalist Dean Jones reported on 27 November that Klich, 32, is “very frustrated” in West Yorkshire and “is looking for a transfer” ahead of the January transfer window.

Klich’s lack of game-time at Leeds this season meant he missed out on Poland’s squad for the World Cup and at his age, it may have been his final chance to represent his country at a major international tournament.

Robinson believes Klich has done enough at Leeds to earn control of his own destiny going into January, when it seems speculation could be rife about his future.

“Klich deserves the opportunity to play football,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

“He’s been a fantastic servant and a fantastic player for Leeds.

From a selfish point of view, you want him to stay at the club for as long as possible.

But he deserves to go and play football elsewhere if he wants to.

If that opportunity arises for him, they shouldn’t stand in his way.

They should agree a deal and do whatever he wants to progress his football career.

At this stage of his career, if he’s not happy with a bit-part role and he wants to play football then he deserves to.”

Klich joined Leeds in 2017 and has since made 192 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 24 goals in the process.

He’s played 11 times in the Premier League this term. However, all of those appearances have been as a substitute with Jesse Marsch yet to start him this season in the league.

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