By Daniel Feliciano

27th Dec, 2022 | 8:10am

Mateusz Klich exit on cards as Leeds United transfer signs emerge at Elland Road - Phil Hay

Mateusz Klich has received a “very good offer” from DC United and the signs are that he will leave Leeds United in January, reports Phil Hay.

The Poland international has been strongly linked with an exit from Elland Road after a lack of playing time this season saw him miss out on a place in the World Cup squad.

Jesse Marsch has publicly admitted that the club could “act selfishly” and try to keep him, but Hay reported in The Athletic (26 December) that the signs are that he will leave during the winter window.

“Mateusz Klich has a very good offer from MLS side DC United on the table and the signs are that he might well go,” he wrote.

“He hasn’t played much in the first half of the season and is 32 now. It makes sense for him to take up an opportunity elsewhere, much as Leeds might not want to lose him.”

Selfish

Leeds have been a club for a long time who have bought and sold players at the right time, especially under Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani.

It’s always important to act in the best interests of the club above any individuals, but sometimes we have to use our brains and remember that these people are humans before they’re footballers or employees.

Klich is beginning to enter the final stages of his career and he wants to play regularly, something that we can’t offer him at Elland Road and have already told fibs to him about his playing time this season.

It should come as no surprise that he is seriously considering leaving and considering the fact we already have Tyler Adams, Marc Roca, Adam Forshaw, Sam Greenwood and Darko Gyabi in his position there is no reason to keep him around against his will.

There’s no need to search for a replacement immediately and all attentions can turn towards a striker that is needed more than anything else.

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