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Is Mateusz Klich the modern day Lee Bowyer at Leeds?

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Is Mateusz Klich the modern day Lee Bowyer at Leeds?

Lee Bowyer is a former Leeds United player that is fondly remembered at Elland Road for his brilliant seven-year spell.

The current Charlton Athletic manager was with Leeds between 1996-2003 during his playing career and was extremely popular with supporters.

He was a no-nonsense central midfielder that played an important role in the club’s run to the Champions League semi-finals and made 243 appearances for the Yorkshire giants.

So do the Whites have a modern version of Bowyer in their current squad?

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Mateusz Klich is a mainstay in Marcelo Bielsa’s team and could well be the modern equivalent to Bowyer.

The 28-year-old is a central midfielder is playing a key role in the club’s push for promotion from the Championship, with five goals and six assists already in the league.


His comparison with Whites midfield icon could be drawn from the fact they both provide engine rooms in the centre of the park, with Klich currently showing a tremendous work-rate in the Leeds XI.

Both players have proven they can pop up with goals from midfield, with Bowyer scoring 50 times during his spell with Leeds.

Klich is now providing a box-to-box role to become a real fan favourite and is a throwback to an all-action midfielder like Bowyer.

The Poland international has got a long way to go if he wants to be remembered like Bowyer, but promotion back to the Premier League will be a great start.

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