By Sean Fisher

16th Dec, 2022 | 8:10am

DC United want Leeds United ace Mateusz Klich in six-man transfer blitz as deal close

Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich could be part of a six-player transfer raid in January as MLS outfit D.C. United look to strengthen their squad.

Klich has been eyeing up the exit at Elland Road ever since he missed out on Poland’s World Cup squad, and it seems he has his sights set on a move to the MLS with D.C. United.

Wayne Rooney’s side are looking to make plenty of upgrades over the winter, with MLSsoccer reporting that the Polish midfielder is just one of six players on the club’s shortlist.

As per the report: “The Black-and-Red have already signed Pedro Santos, Tyler Miller, Derrick Williams and Mohanad Jeahze, while they’re closing on a deal for Poland international midfielder Mateusz Klich from Leeds United.”

Klich doesn’t mark the end of their transfer business either, with the MLS club also keen on strengthening the right-back position to add competition for Andy Najar.

Part of a project

It was becoming increasingly clear at Leeds United that Jesse Marsch did not have Klich in his plans at all.

The 32-year-old was starved of game time this season and lost out on a World Cup spot as a result. The Whites boss clearly favours the duo of new signings Tyler Adams and Marc Roca, who have both proved incredibly reliable and consistent.

Sadly, it left no space for Klich to pick up minutes, and so he understandably turned his head towards the exit sign at Elland Road.

Rooney and D.C. United were quick to show interest and prove to Klich that he’d be part of a big project at the club, and that’s likely all the Polish midfielder wants.

Hopefully, Klich becomes a major part of Rooney’s plans in the MLS and picks up the regular minutes he deserves. He has served Leeds brilliantly ever since his permanent move in 2017 and everyone at the club will wish him well on his departure.

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