Leeds United are reportedly close to agreeing new contracts for crucial duo Luke Ayling and Matuesz Klich, with the latter in the final 12 months of his contract – and Leeds fans have reacted on Twitter to the news.
Leeds Live claim that 29-year-old Klich is to sign a new contract at Elland Road in the coming days after reigniting his spell with the club under Marcelo Bielsa. His first season at the club saw him go on loan to FC Utrecht.
However, he was given a chance by Bielsa and he had a hand in 19 goals last season during his 50 league and cup appearances. The 21-time Poland international is in the final 12 months of his current deal, but is set to agree a new deal.
It is believed that Ayling is to follow the midfielder in penning a new contract. Unlike Klich, Ayling still has two years left on his contract at Leeds but it is believed that his loyalty and hard work at Elland Road will be rewarded.
Ayling is one of the senior members at Elland Road and has captained the side on numerous occasions, when Liam Cooper is unavailable. He has now clocked up 116 appearances for Leeds since his move from Bristol City in 2016.
Leeds fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that both Klich and Ayling are set to agree new deals at the club, and many are delighted to see more players put pen to paper – after Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas agreed to extend their deals.
Good news. The bad news is that Marcelo will be off if we don't get promoted this season.
— Stuart Grant (@McClumsy84) September 23, 2019
Great news ??
— kalvinder s hayre ?? (@hayrek1963) September 23, 2019
Klich is a no- brainer for a new contract. With Ayling I can live with it if we play him mostly in a back 3. #lufc
— Michael Green (@Michael_Green__) September 23, 2019
Ah yeah fully agreed Klich 29 & Ayling 28 … new & improved 3yr deal is fine…
— Benny ?? (@BennyTaylsLUFC) September 23, 2019
— Richard Lang (@richardlang05) September 23, 2019
To be honest. Once we got promotion I think both are only good enough as back up/squad players. I hope they don't go overboard with the length of their contracts as well since they're both getting on.
— Matthew McRae (@mattmcrae88) September 23, 2019