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Report: Jesse Marsch wants Mateusz Klich to now stay at Leeds
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Report: Jesse Marsch wants Mateusz Klich to now stay at Leeds

Jesse Marsch has now told Mateusz Klich that he wants him to stay at Leeds United following the Poland international’s display on the opening day of the season, Meczyki reports.

Klich’s future looks to be up in the air heading into the final stages of the transfer window. From the outside, alarm bells were sounded when the 32-year-old was named on the bench for the pre-season friendly with Cagliari.

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That bench included players who appeared to have no future at Leeds. And it was telling that Jesse Marsch did not make a single change during the game.

Marsch hinted after the game that Klich could get the green light to leave. Of course, like many, Klich has his sights set on regular game-time ahead of the World Cup.

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And reports have claimed that a number of clubs across Europe would be keen to sign the midfielder.

But Klich’s cameo on the opening day of the season has thrown a spanner in the works. He played a key role in wrestling the momentum back in Leeds’ favour and helping them beat Wolves 2-1.

And it seems that that performance led to Marsch making up his mind about his future. According to Meczyki, Klich’s situation has completely changed.

Marsch has now told him that he will be staying beyond the summer.

Marsch wants Klich to stay

It would have been a gamble for Leeds to let Klich leave. Clearly, he still very much has the quality to make an impact at the highest level.

And writing him off has never worked in the past. He has produced so many moments of ‘class‘ since getting a real chance in the team. So it would be no surprise if Leeds fans were reflecting on a lucky escape at the end of the season should they now keep him.

But Leeds have seven more players to introduce into the fold. The likes of Adam Forshaw, Daniel James and Luis Sinisterra were all missing from the opening day squad.

Klich plays in a different role. But obviously, Leeds could make sweeping changes to their bench over the coming weeks.

And Klich will know what a gamble it could be to stay when the World Cup is just around the corner.

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