By George Overhill

20th Nov, 2022 | 2:40pm

Mateusz Klich annoyed at Leeds United ahead of likely January exit

Mateusz Klich is likely to leave Leeds United in the January transfer window after being annoyed at his situation, according to Dean Jones.

The Polish midfielder missed out on a place at the World Cup after only featuring off the bench in the Premier League this season, making 11 short cameos, despite scoring twice in the Carabao Cup.

And former Eurosport journalist Jones believes that missing the tournament in Qatar will still be a key part of this thinking when the winter window arrives so is likely to lead to an Elland Road exit.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT he said: “It makes sense that he would probably be annoyed at the moment, particularly over the fact that he hasn’t made it to the World Cup with Poland.

“That’ll be playing on his mind once they return to action too. I think Klich could be one that goes in January.”

Inevitable

It has felt like the writing is on the wall at the club for the 32-year-old for some time, and it is a great shame that it has got to this point with him missing out on his last chance at an international tournament.

Once a key member of the Whites side under Marcelo Bielsa, it has never been quite the same with Jesse Marsch, and certainly not since Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Marc Roca were all signed in the summer.

An exit ahead of the season seemed fairly likely at the time, but Klich’s involvement as a number 10 off the bench in the season-opening win over Wolves on 6 August appeared to have changed his mind.

He was the first of the substitutes Marsch turned to that day and played an important part in the comeback win, so he likely felt he would have more opportunities to contribute at the club.

But his involvement has reduced since then, and after making at least a brief appearance in every Premier League game up until the draw with Fulham (23 October), he was then left on the bench for the two wins over Liverpool and Bournemouth, before being dropped from the squad entirely for the defeat at Spurs.

With 192 appearances in his Leeds United career it would be an unfortunate way for him to leave like this, unhappy and midseason, but it does now seem likely.

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