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Mateusz Klich could be the Leeds United fall guy to accommodate Helder Costa

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Mateusz Klich could be the Leeds United fall guy to accommodate Helder Costa

The Polish midfielder will be one of a few candidates to make way for the on-loan Wolves star.

Leeds United made it four points from their opening two Championship fixtures following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.

The Whites were well in control of the games against the Reds but Lewis Grabban’s late goal earned a point for the visitors.

Boss Marcelo Bielsa takes his side to Salford City tomorrow night for the first round of the EFL Cup.

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Changes look likely ahead of the game at the Peninsula Stadium, with Helder Costa in line for a first start.

It seems likely that he will play a big part for Leeds this season, despite not starting the first two games.

That begs the question of who could make way on a more permanent basis once he gets going in the Leeds team.


One man who may be fearing for a regular place is Mateusz Klich. The Polish midfielder has started the opening two contests but could make way for Costa.

Pablo Hernandez has two goals from the opening two games and if Costa comes in on the right flank, the Spaniard could drop into the number 10 role.

Add to the mix that Costa can also operate as a number 10 and you have an attacking midfield duo that could become formidable for Leeds.

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Leeds paid around £1.5 million for Klich in 2017, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post. 

It does look like a straight shootout between Klich or Adam Forshaw to accommodate Costa in the long-term.

Forshaw has looked desperately impressive in the first two games of the campaign and that could see Klich become the fall guy.

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