By Mark Smith

24th Mar, 2021 | 6:05pm

Leeds midfielder Mateusz Klich tests negative for COVID-19

Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich has tested negative for COVID-19 after initial scares on Wednesday morning, according to TVP Sport.

The Polish international had tested positive upon arrival with his national side, and was set to miss their opening game with Hungary this week.

Klich had complained of tiredness in an interview this week, where he also shared that he believed he had the virus at the start of the pandemic last year.

Polish outlet TVP Sport have shared the brilliant update on their official Twitter account via Jakub Kwiatkowski after a second test.

“Today’s test of Mateusz Klich gave a negative result,” they wrote.

This is obviously brilliant news for Leeds.

With Liam Cooper supposedly out after testing positive for the virus, the news that Klich was also potentially infected could have started fears of an outbreak at Thorp Arch.

Klich and Poland have huge games this week, including a game against Kalvin Phillips and England; a contest we would love to see two of our players involved in.

It is clear that Klich needs a rest though, and after admitting how worn down he has become recently, it would be foolish to play in all three games during this break.

The 30-year-old went through two seasons starting all-but-one game under Marcelo Bielsa, and that has caught up with him in the Premier League.

Having only completed 90 minutes in two of his previous 11 outings, testing positive for the virus could have set him back even further, and thankfully, he should return in good health next week.

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