By Liam Thomas

15th Dec, 2022 | 6:40pm

Leeds United want Mateusz Klich to stay at club despite transfer interest - Journalist

Leeds United want Mateusz Klich to stay at the club despite transfer interest from MLS outfit DC United, according to Daily Mirror journalist David Anderson.

MLS Soccer reported (9 December) that DC are in “advanced talks” to sign Klich in January, but it feels there is still a way to go in this transfer saga just yet.

Anderson confessed that Leeds United will let Klich “decide his future” but want the midfield maestro to stay at Elland Road this season.

“Leeds will let Mateusz Klich decide his future after receiving an offer from Wayne Rooney’s DC United to move to the MLS,” said the journalist on Twitter.

“Leeds want him to stay, but understand he may want to go.”

Still valuable.

Every fan can admit that Klich is still a valuable asset to have in the squad and letting him leave in January just seems a bit rushed and wrong.

Even though Phil Hay admitted on 14 December to The Athletic that Klich wasn’t sentimental about leaving the club, it seems he just wants some playing time.

This is something that Marsch hasn’t given him this season, the midfielder has started a grand total of zero games for the Whites so far this campaign.

Klich staying til the end of the season would be the perfect resolution in all of this, it gives him some more months to prove to Marsch he can start games.

And if this fails to work out then it’s only fair that he can go and look for game time elsewhere, this is evidently the sour factor in all of this speculation.

Whatever the case may be, Klich will be fondly remembered at Elland Road should he leave, mainly for his terrific performances during Marcelo Bielsa’s reign at the club.

In other Leeds United news, talks are underway over this player quitting Elland Road for a high-paid contract.