By Saikat Mandal

22nd Nov, 2022 | 12:10pm

Leeds United hero Mateusz Klich could be set for January exit

Leeds United could struggle to persuade Mateusz Klich to stay at the club beyond the January window, as reported by TEAMtalk.

The Whites midfielder is a popular figure among the fans, but he is likely to leave in January after dropping down the pecking down at the club.

Clubs in France, Italy and Germany are showing keen interest in the player. The player’s agent has been contacted, and loan inquiries have been made as well.

Likely

Klich has a contract at Leeds until 2024, and Jesse Marsch is keen to keep him at the club. 

During the summer transfer window, it emerged that Klich could leave the club, but it was Marsch who convinced him to stay put. 

The 32-year-old was one of the key players under Marcelo Bielsa who played a big role in their promotion campaign. Alongside Kalvin Phillips, he was one of the first names on the team sheet under the Argentine. 

This season, he is yet to start a Premier League game under Marsch, with 11 appearances have come from the bench. 

In the summer, Marsch signed Marc Roca and Tyler Adams, and the duo has played a big role for the club so far. Klich has found it really hard to break into the starting line-up as a result. 

He is still an important part of the squad, but the midfielder will feel that he needs to move on to play regularly. Klich is a class player and has plenty of football left in him. 

The lack of game time ended his hopes to participate in the World Cup in Qatar, and it seems like his exit is inevitable in January. 

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has revealed the whispers he’s heard at Elland Road about when the 49ers will complete their takeover.