By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

24th Dec, 2022 | 4:22pm

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…

Mateusz Klich may have already played his final match for Leeds United, according to Paul Robinson.

Klich, 32, is widely reported to be on the verge of a move to MLS outfit DC United, who are managed by former Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney.

MLS Soccer journalist Tom Bogert reported on Thursday (22 December) that Klich’s move to the US capital is getting closer and verbal agreements have been reached.

Robinson can see why Klich would want to leave Leeds due to the fact he’s not started a single Premier League match this season, leading to him missing out on a spot in Poland’s World Cup squad.

Klich played for Leeds in their friendlies against Elche and Real Sociedad but was nowhere to be seen on Tuesday night (20 December) as the Whites lost 4-2 to Monaco at Elland Road.

Robinson suggests the Polish midfielder is now being wrapped in cotton wool to ensure he doesn’t get injured ahead of that move to DC United, meaning he may have already played his final game for the Whites.

“I think the way his situation has been handled, I wouldn’t blame him for not wanting to stick around,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

He’s missed a World Cup because of his game time at Leeds, which he’s probably gutted about as he would’ve potentially been in that Poland squad.

He played a very bit-part role, which is not what he’s used to and the way it’s been handled and his service to the club, he deserves to do what he wants to do.

If he wants to get himself ready for a new MLS season, he goes with everyone’s best wishes.

He’s been a fantastic servant for Leeds but it’s very difficult to give everything to your employers when you’re not overly happy with them.

If, God forbid, he was to get injured or anything like that, it just doesn’t make sense the decisions that have been made so there’s no point in risking any injury or anything like that between now and the first game of the MLS season.

He’s a player who’s naturally fit and won’t struggle to get fit for the new MLS season. From my point view, I’d take him away from the situation, get rid and let him start a new chapter.”

In other Leeds United news, we can exclusively reveal a major decision being made on Liam Cooper after he missed the friendly defeat to Monaco.