By Mark Smith

17th Oct, 2020 | 8:30pm

David Prutton claims transfer failure puts pressure on 'Tremendous' Leeds star

David Prutton has claimed that the transfer window has further highlighted the importance of Mateusz Klich at Leeds United.

The Sky Sports pundit believes that the Whites’ failure to bring in a midfielder may put more pressure on the shoulders of the Polish international.

Klich has started every Premier League game this season, and has scored twice while adding a single assist against Liverpool and Fulham.

Writing in his Yorkshire Evening Post column, Prutton claimed that Klich is one of the first names on the teamsheet under Marcelo Bielsa.

“The domestic window closed without Leeds United bringing in another central midfielder which further highlights the importance of Mateusz Klich,” he wrote.

“It’s a tremendous position that Klich has worked himself into and you congratulate the manager Marcelo Bielsa for playing a big part in that.

“Klich was a very serviceable midfielder, but his standing now is testament to the way that he has developed and it’s thoroughly deserved that he is now spoken about as one of the first names on the teamsheet.”

Leeds were on the verge of bringing in Michael Cuisance from Bayern Munich for £20million, but the Frenchman failed his medical and has since joined Marseille.

Bielsa addressed those concerns in his recent press conference, sharing that Stuart Dallas, Jamie Shackleton and Ezgjan Alioski can act as back-up for Klich if needed.

That doesn’t fill us with confidence, although Klich has shown in recent years that he can complete a full season of action with ease – making over 90 consecutive starts in the past two years.

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