By Daniel Feliciano

22nd Dec, 2022 | 10:26am

Mateusz Klich to quit Leeds United, deal to join DC United 95% done

Mateusz Klich will quit Leeds United and join DC United with a deal 95% completed, according to French journalist Sebastien Denis.

The Polish midfielder has been linked with a move away from Elland Road in January after being left out of the Poland squad for the World Cup following a lack of game time.

It was believed that a deal to join the MLS club was advanced, although there were some details to sort that left a doubt. Now though, Denis is claiming a deal will be done during the January transfer window.

“Info: Mateusz Klich will leave Leeds United,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account (22 December).

“The Polish international midfielder is set to join MLS outfit DC United. Deal completed at 95%.”

Shame

It’s a real shame that Klich will be leaving the club in January because he quite clearly still has so much that he can offer the first-team in an area of the pitch where we’re still quite weak.

Klich is seen as one of the two deeper midfielders for Jesse Marsch and has found himself behind Tyler Adams and Marc Roca this season as a starter.

At 32-years-old the opportunity to go and be a regular starter in the MLS under Wayne Rooney is something he simply can’t turn down, and Leeds would be totally wrong to deny him that chance.

Marsch will now have to go on with midfield options of Roca, Adams, Sam Greenwood, Adam Forshaw and Darko Gyabi, while Klich will go on to become one of the most important players at his new club.

January is going to surely be a busy window with reinforcements needed and other players looking for an exit, but this is one deal that can now be seemingly written off as a done deal.

In other Leeds news, another attacking player suffers muscle injury ahead of Man City clash