By Daniel Feliciano

9th Dec, 2022 | 6:40pm

Sky Sports pundit reacts to 'Breaking' Mateusz Klich transfer news amid Leeds United exit

Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham claims Mateusz Klich would be a “great signing” for DC United after news broke that he was close to leaving Leeds.

The Polish midfielder scored the winning goal in the club’s friendly win on Thursday night over Elche, but journalist Tom Bogert shared on Friday (9 December) that a deal was being finalized to take him to the MLS.

After seeing the news on Twitter, former Stoke and Manchester United defender claimed it would be a “great signing” while reacting on his own personal account.

Klich has played in 159 of Leeds’ last 168 games between 2018-2022, but has struggled for regular game time from the start this season under Jesse Marsch.

He lost his starting spot in midfield this summer when both Marc Roca and Tyler Adams joined the club, and will now be leaving to get regular minutes elsewhere after missing out on a World Cup spot.


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Klich is someone who has divided the Leeds fan base this season, with plenty of fans wanting him to get more of a chance while others understand why he’s no longer key to the side.

At 32-years-old his legs aren’t what they once were and while his energy is still good, it’s his other attributes that have dwindled in comparison to the rest of the players in the squad in his position.

Adam Forshaw, Sam Greenwood and even youngster Darko Gyabi are all options for Marsch now and it just makes more sense for the club to cash in and let him leave while there is interest in him.

Higginbotham is right that he will be a great signing for DC United, simply because the level of that league isn’t anywhere near the Premier League and he is still capable of doing a job here when necessary.

He’ll link up with Wayne Rooney now, who is manager, and play in a more attacking role, where his quality can shine through as one of the better players at the club.

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