This summer, it appears that Polish midfielder Mateusz Klich will be returning to Leeds United. Speaking to the press in Holland this week he confirmed a desire to return and take care of ‘unfinished business’ in West Yorkshire.
As far as Leeds United are concerned, this will essentially be like a new signing for them.
Last summer Leeds paid a £1.5 million fee, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, to sign Klich last summer. He had been identified as a potential first-team option by the new director of football Victor Orta and his arrival from FC Twente was deemed to be a shrewd piece of business by the Spaniard.
However, his debut campaign with Leeds did not go well. After playing just 135 minutes of football at the club he was loaned back to the Eredivisie in January. The Pole joined FC Utrecht and Leeds’ loss has been their gain.
Klich may not have pulled up any trees whilst at Elland Road. But since returning to Holland he has been in fine form in the middle of the Utrecht midfield.
His blacklisting at Leeds seemed to come from former head coach Thomas Christiansen. Now he is out of the picture, the 27-year-old has a real chance of becoming a success at Leeds.
It is hard to see how he would not have performed better than the likes of Eunan O’Kane, Adam Forshaw and Kalvin Phillips after his exit. The centre of Leeds’ midfield has been a major issue this campaign, with inconsistency plaguing all of Leeds options.
Klich has been as steady as a rock for Utrecht in 2018 and if he is indeed back at Leeds next season it will feel like an entirely new signing has arrived. Hopefully, Leeds can see the best of the 10 cap Polish international.