By Saikat Mandal

5th Jan, 2023 | 9:40am

Fabrizio Romano: Documents to soon be signed for Mateusz Klich to quit Leeds United

Mateusz Klich is edging closer to leaving Leeds United in the January transfer window after DC United have reached a full agreement to sign the Polish international, as reported by Fabrizio Romano.

The 32-year-old played his last game for the Whites in the 2-2 draw against West Ham United on Wednesday (4 January), and he has penned an emotional letter to confirm that he is leaving.

Transfer guru Romano, who also writes for The Guardian, wrote on Twitter (5 January) that “documents will be signed soon”, as the player will now head out to the MLS.

“Mateusz Klich leaves Leeds United, it’s official — MLS side DC United have full agreement to sign Polish midfielder on permanent deal,” wrote Romano on Twitter.

“Documents will be signed soon as both club and player side confirmed they will part ways.”

Goodbye

Klich came on as a substitute in the 2-2 draw against West Ham, and waved goodbye to the fans after the final whistle. 

He was left in tears while the Whites fans gave him a guard of honour after the game. 

The Polish midfielder joined the club in 2017, and he has made 195 appearances for the club. 

Known for his brilliant passing, clever runs, and ability to score from distance, Klich became an important player under Marcelo Bielsa. 

His energy in the middle was fully utilised by the Argentine boss as he forged a strong midfield partnership alongside Kalvin Phillips. 

Klich, however, lost his place in the side under Jesse Marsch. He dropped down the pecking order at the club, but Marsch wanted to keep him as a squad player. 

The Polish International wants to play regularly and the club respects his wishes. 

Do Leeds need an immediate replacement for Klich? Probably not. Marsch has the likes of Adam Forshaw, Sam Greenwood and Darko Gyabi in his position, and a new addition can wait until the summer. 

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have already made an approach to sign a player who could be the next arrival at Elland Road after Max Wober.