By Liam Thomas

22nd Dec, 2022 | 5:41pm

Mateusz Klich verbally agrees Leeds United exit with January transfer ahead

Verbal agreements are in place for Leeds United midfield maestro Mateusz Klich to leave the club in January to join DC United, according to MLSsoccer.

This news comes as a bit of a bombshell after Jesse Marsch’s recent eagerness for Klich to stay at Elland Road and claims that nothing was set in stone just yet.

MLSsoccer have confessed that D.C. United are getting closer to a deal and “verbal agreements” between the player and club had been reached.

“D.C. United are getting closer to a deal to sign Poland international midfielder Mateusz Klich from Leeds United, sources tell MLSsoccer.com,” as quoted by MLSsoccer.

“Verbal agreements have been reached in principle/structure, but nothing is finalized, signed or over the line. D.C. have been close on a deal for Klich for weeks, as initially reported by MLSsoccer.com, and the complicated deal has moved forward.”

Crazy.

This is a bit of a crazy development considering Marsch’s comments after the Monaco friendly on 21 December, who knows what is actually going on now?

It seemed Marsch was favouring the idea of Klich staying and playing more of a role within his first XI but now this reveal casts major doubt over that.

It would be sad to see the maestro leave in January and most fans can probably agree that the midfielder can still play a decent role within this Whites squad.

Klich is hardly past it just yet and with the long and harsh Premier League season set for many more twists and turns, having a reliable solid player like Klich in the squad is helpful.

One thing is for sure, Klich can certainly still play at a much higher level than the MLS and any move he makes to America just seems far too rushed.

In other Leeds United news, this Elland Road veteran is now unsure whether he wants to end his time at LS11 despite a deal being close across the pond.