By Liam Thomas

9th Dec, 2022 | 7:10am

Graham Smyth shares what Leeds United squad did to Mateusz Klich at full-time v Elche

Graham Smyth has shared that the Leeds United squad and Jesse Marsch all embraced midfielder Matheuz Klich at full-time in their 2-1 win over Elche on 8 December.

Klich has been linked with a move away from Elland Road in January due to the midfielder becoming frustrated with his lack of playing time under Marsch [Dean Jones].

Now, Smyth confessed that Klich was celebrated by several squad members and Marsch after the final whistle was blown against Elche, where he scored an incredible winner.

“Mateusz Klich being embraced by several team-mates in a mini huddle. Then Marsch,” said Smyth on Twitter.

“Heads towards the away fans to clap them. Cameron Toshack now hugging him.”

The end is nigh.

TeamTalk reported on 22 November that clubs in Italy, France, and Germany are vying for Klich’s signature and it seems like Smyth’s reveal suggests Klich is readying himself to leave Elland Road.

What a way to possibly go out, winning the prestigious Festa d’Elx Trophy and scoring an absolute screamer to win the game for Leeds United.

Okay, that may not be the way every footballer wants to leave a club, but his goal was a special one and it seems this move is the best thing for all parties involved.

Klich simply isn’t getting played enough by Marsch this season and the midfielder has every right to want a transfer elsewhere, although no one would complain if he stayed.

As a result, he lost his place in the Polish national team for the FIFA World Cup and it seems that was the final straw for the big bearded midfielder.

He still has a contract at Elland Road until 2024 but the clapping to the away fans at the end of the game is a tell-all sign that the end may be nigh.

Klich was a key cog in Marcelo Bielsa’s promotion-winning Leeds United outfit and will be fondly remembered by the Whites faithful for those years at the club if he was to leave.

In other Leeds news, the Whites are close to agreeing a new deal with a senior first-team player.