By Craig Scott

4th Aug, 2022 | 11:10am

Matuesz Klich wants to quit Leeds United 'at all costs', return to former club on the cards

Mateusz Klich is “determined” to quit Leeds United this summer in order to seek guaranteed game-time elsewhere ahead of the World Cup in the winter, according to Meczyki.

The Polish website reported on Wednesday (3 August) that the 32-year-old Poland international is worried about missing out on playing in the World Cup with Leeds signing numerous new midfielders this summer.

It is understood that Klich is very keen on returning to the Dutch Eredivisie and one of his former clubs, FC Utrecht, are a potential destination for the midfielder.

Meczyki add that “everything should be cleared up in the coming days” but Klich wants to leave Leeds “at all costs”.

Heartbreaking

It was hard to see Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha go.

Phillips had been at Leeds from the very start of his career, built his way up to being an England international and playing a vital role in Leeds’ promotion to the Premier League.

Raphinha came in after promotion and helped solidify the Whites’ spot in the top-flight and will go down as one of the greatest players to ever grace Elland Road’s turf while playing for the Yorkshire giants.

Klich isn’t a world-class player. He’s not the most technically gifted and hasn’t been as good for the Whites as a Phillips or a Raphinha.

However, he’s been there from the start of Leeds’ rise to the top-flight as he was one of Victor Orta’s first signings at Elland Road.

Although it was a slow start for Klich under Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom, which led to him being sent out on loan to Utrecht in Holland, he found his stride with Marcelo Bielsa in charge and played almost every single Championship match for the Argentine.

Klich then did well in the Premier League in his first season in the top-flight but unfortunately, his form did drop last term, as did his game-time.

If Klich wants to leave, then he should be allowed to go with the blessing of everyone at Elland Road.

He’s a modern-day hero.

In other Leeds United news, a loan-to-buy deal is close to being agreed for another Leeds exit.