By Joe Ellis

10th Aug, 2022 | 7:40am

Leeds United under no financial pressure to sell Mateusz Klich despite ease of transfer

Leeds United are not under any immediate pressure to sell Mateusz Kilich this summer despite interest, according to The Athletic.

Polish media outlet Meczyki reported on 4 August that the Polish international was keen to leave Elland Road “at all costs” to try and find regular football ahead of the 2022 World Cup in November.

The 32-year-old wants to be on the plane to Qatar and to do so could pursue a return to FC Utrecht to put himself in the eyes of manager Czesław Michniewicz.

Phil Hay from The Athletic claims that a return to Utrecht would be an easy deal to complete for both Leeds United and Klich but the Whites are not under any financial pressure to see him leave.

He came off the bench in the 2-1 win at home to Wolves for new signing Marc Roca but substitute appearances are not enough for him to be satisfied.

Let him go

Jesse Marsch and Victor Orta have to ask themselves whether Klich is going to be a part of their long-term future for the football club and there is surely only one answer given that he is 32 years of age.

This might be his last season where he can compete in the Premier League, even as a substitute and the new recruits of Roca and Tyler Adams have removed any potential starting place for the Pole.

If Utrecht want to come and make an offer the Leeds would be mad not to listen to what they have to say and Klich’s desire to leave Elland Road should be a further nudge to do that.

He may have two years left on his contract but he knows exactly what he wants before the transfer window closes and after he helped the Whites win promotion and then stay in the top flight, they should listen to his wishes.

Archie Gray can provide cover in midfield if necessary as he keeps improving every single day and if the worst were to happen in terms of injuries, Lewis Bate can be recalled from Oxford United.

In other Leeds United news, Stephen Warnock and Dermot Gallagher clashed live on Sky Sports as they discussed a major flashpoint in the opening day victory.