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Leeds United: Talks ongoing with Mateusz Klich regarding new deal

Leeds United: Talks ongoing with Mateusz Klich regarding new deal

Leeds United are believed to be in talks with Mateusz Klich about a new deal, according to a report by Football Insider.

It is claimed the Whites are keen on extending the Poland international’s current contract beyond the end of the summer as they want to avoid losing him on a free transfer.

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The report suggests the 29-year-old was being courted by a number of clubs in England and abroad over the summer, although it fails to name any of those that were believed to have been interested in him.

Klich has become a hugely important player for Marcelo Bielsa during his time at Leeds as manager, despite the Poland international appearing to be deemed surplus to requirements under Thomas Christensen.

During 2017/18, the 29-year-old made just five appearances in his debut campaign at Elland Road before being sent out on loan to FC Utrecht for the remainder of the season.

However, the arrival of the South American seems to have changed the eastern European’s fortunes in Yorkshire somewhat significantly. Klich was a mainstay for Bielsa last season, as he featured in 50 appearances across all competitions and bagged himself ten goals in the process.

Indeed, he has continued to be one of the first names on the team sheet for the Argentine for the current campaign as well. The Pole has made seven appearances so far and has played from the beginning in all of Leeds’ six Championship encounters (Transfermarkt).

According to data collected by WhoScored, Klich has managed to average 2.8 key passes in his six league outings, whilst he provided nine assists last season with an average of 1.4 key passes per game. He also offers the Whites plenty defensively as well, as he has contributed with 1.2 tackles.

Indeed, it should not come as a surprise to hear that Leeds are keen to tie Klich down to a new long-term deal and it would appear to be in their best interest to do so.

The Poland international, who also appears to have regained his place in the national set-up following Bielsa’s arrival in Yorkshire, offers the Elland Road outfit so much on the pitch that it would have to be considered a disaster if they were to lose him on a free transfer.

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