Issues remain as Mateusz Klich seeks Leeds United exit to DC United
Mateusz Klich’s exit from Leeds United to DC United still has issues remaining, but talks are ongoing according to journalist Steven Goff.
The Whites midfielder has been linked with an exit from Elland Road after a lack of first-team football this season, and it was reported by Tom Bogert (9 December) that a deal with DC United was advanced.
However there are reportedly issues remaining between the parties to get a deal over the line, although the MLS side remain hopeful of getting a transfer completed.
“Updates: DCU still in talks to acquire Klich from Leeds but issues remain, per source,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account (11 December).
“Club seems hopeful. DCU also continues pursuit of a right back.”
It’s already seemingly very clear that Mateusz Klich wants to leave Elland Road for more regular game time, and DC United will certainly be able to offer him that.
The Whites need midfield depth so it’s strange to see that they’re willing to let him leave ahead of the second half of the season, especially when Adam Forshaw is out of contract in the summer too.
But while the issues that remain in the deal are currently unclear, it’s surely nothing too serious if they are still confident of a deal being completed, but it’s opening the door for others to get involved.
The MLS club are unlikely to be offering much in terms of cash for Klich, so if a club in Europe can come in with a bigger offer then Leeds should certainly be open to getting a deal done elsewhere if they can.
It’s now a nervous wait, because if Klich is available for the games before the January window then we would be silly not to consider using him. This would put another deal in jeopardy if he were to get hurt, so everyone better get their skates on quickly to get it done.