By Saikat Mandal

6th Jan, 2023 | 7:10am

Stuart Dallas sends message after 'unbelievable' Leeds transfer news, Mateusz Klich to jet out on Saturday

Stuart Dallas has sent an emotional message to Mateusz Klich as the Leeds United midfielder bids farewell to Elland Road after six years of “unbelievable” service.

The Whites confirmed on Twitter (4 January) that Klich will leave the club, pending an offer from Major League Soccer. The 32-year-old is close to joining DC United in the MLS.

The Polish midfielder will jet out to the USA on Saturday (7 January) as reported by the Meczyki journalist, Tomasz Wlodarczyk on Twitter (5 January).

“Not too many better than this guy. They just don’t make them like him anymore. We’ve had some unbelievable times both on and off the pitch. Thank you for everything Klich. Best wishes to you and your family on your new adventure,” wrote Dallas on Instagram.

Farewell

It’s really hard for the players and the fans not to get emotional as Klich was loved by everybody at the club.

Since joining the Whites in 2017, Klich has made 195 appearances for the Yorkshire club and played his part in the 2-2 draw against West Ham in the Premier League on 4 January, which was his final appearance. 

The former FC Twente midfielder burst into tears at the end of the game. He hugged Victor Orta before he trudged down the tunnel, waving goodbyes to the fans. 

The Whites players were seen donning shirts as a tribute to him and they gave him a guard of honour. 

Klich has been a great servant for the club. He was a key weapon under Marcelo Bielsa and played a massive role in taking the club to the Premiership. 

This season, it’s been a different story. He is yet to start a game in the Premier League and made 14 appearances from the bench. 

Marsch wanted to keep him as a squad player but Klich clearly feels he has a lot of football left in him and seeks regular football. The club has granted his wish. Farewell, hero. 

In other Leeds United news, Victor Orta could make moves to sign this MLS defender in either the summer or January and it won’t break the bank.