By Pranav Shahaney

7th Sep, 2022 | 10:40am

Mateusz Klich may reportedly look to leave Leeds United in January or the summer if he’s not been given game time at the club.

According to LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross, the Poland international i is likely to be on his final contract at Elland Road.

The 32-year-old appeared close to an exit this summer so as to play regularly in a World Cup year, but ended up staying put at Leeds.

Writing in his Q&A, Cross replied, “Given how close Klich was to leaving this summer, you would imagine this is his last contract at Leeds. He could go in January or next summer if his squad status doesn’t improve.”

Makes sense

Klich does not come across as a player who wants to play a bit-part role in a team.

If he feels like he’s not prioritised enough to be handed regular playing minutes, then he’s more than happy to leave for a club that is offering him what he wants.

Which is why it was extremely surprising to see him staying on at Leeds this summer when it seemed like he already had one foot out of the door.

It is a good thing for Jesse Marsch that he stayed as it gives the American more options in the middle of the park.

He may want to use different systems in different games and Klich’s versatility means that he can play as an eight as well as a ten.

The Pole has even been deployed in the Kalvin Phillips role in the past so that’s another role that Marsch could consider him in if Tyler Adams or Marc Roca are unavailable or out of form.

Hopefully, his lack of game time does not affect his chances of making the squad for Qatar 2022.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has made a World Cup claim as the Whites want to sign a ‘Phenomenal’ international attacker in January.