Leeds United misfit Pawel Cibicki has switched clubs. The Swedish striker has joined Polish side Pogon Szczecin on loan until the end of the season, after cancelling his deal at ADO Den Haag.
It seemed that Cibicki, who had been struggling in the Netherlands, might get a new lease of life with ADO after the appointment of Alan Pardew.
But it seems that was not the case and he has now headed to Poland, where his parents were born.
Speaking about the deal on the club website, as reported by Polsat Sport, the forward announced he was excited to finally prove his worth and help Pogon, who are currently third and three points behind league leaders challenge for the Polish title.
“I would like to show my good side in Poland. Soon we are going to the grouping (training camp) in Turkey.
“I will have the opportunity to prepare well for the competition. I can’t wait for the league to start. I want to fight for the title with the team.”
Hopefully, Cibicki can have an impact at Pogon and perhaps pick up some silverware in the process. As for a future at Leeds however, that looks like an increasingly unlikely scenario.
Leeds signed the Swedish international Pawel Cibicki in 2017 for a fee reported by the YEP to be in the region of £1.5 million. Despite some bright moments in his debut season Marcelo Bielsa did not think he suited his new style of play. The attacker spent time on loan at Molde in Norway and at Elfsborg in his homeland.
Leeds clearly have no long-term vision which involves Cibicki and his best option is clearly to try and forge a career for himself away from Elland Road. Hopefully, this spell in Poland can be the beginning.