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Report: 'Amazing' Leeds United player is now definitely open to leaving Elland Road in January
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Report: 'Amazing' Leeds United player is now definitely open to leaving Elland Road in January

Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich is now open to leaving Elland Road when the January transfer window opens.

The Athletic report that Klich has been linked with a move to MLS with DC United and is now definitely willing to consider an exit.

They claim that the Poland international was close to leaving in the summer transfer window but he shone in the first game of the season.

Then Leeds laid out a plan where he could get enough gametime to go to the World Cup, but that did not materalise and the situation is now at a head again.

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Klich open to January exit

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney manages DC United and could well get linked up with Klich by the time the transfer window slams shut.

The report says Jesse Marsch does not necessarily want to lose Klich in January, believing he is handy to have around as an alternative.

But the midfielder cannot sit around and be a largely unused backup at this stage of his career and is open to moving to get more gametime.

Whites Under-21 coach Michael Skubala has been full of praise for Klich, and has been blown away by his work-rate, as per The Yorkshire Evening Post: “It’s first class when they’re (members of the first team squad) playing.

“I’ve got Klichy running 30-40 metres to recover [the ball]. What a great example it is for our young players at this club to see that and I think that’s what’s great about Leeds United.

“I’ve seen that in other clubs over my time, in my other role with England with the Under-18s, where you see they haven’t got that quite good attitude when they do it, but the senior pros have been amazing.”

That shows what a good professional Leeds would be losing but sometimes a manager has to accept if he is not going to give the player gametime he wants, he will lose him.

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