Klich faces greater competition for the midfield roles in Jesse Marsch’s side after the Whites paid £24.7m to sign Brenden Aaronson from RB Salzburg and £10.8m to bring in Marc Roca from Bayern Munich.
The Poland international has been on Leeds’ books since 2017, when he made a £1.53m move from Eredivisie outfit FC Twente.
Meanwhile, Rodrigo joined from Valencia two years ago ahead of the Whites’ return to the Premier League for a club-record fee of £30m. However, Victor Orta’s pursuit of a striker could be bad news for the Spaniard, who played 15 games as a centre-forward last season.
Hay wrote for The Athletic that Klich is ‘one of the players with a question mark over him’ this summer. Leeds are not ‘in a hurry to lose’ him but ‘it’s hard to know how much game time’ the 32-year-old can expect.
As for Rodrigo, Hay believes it is telling that Leeds have yet to initiate contract talks with the Spaniard. The Whites are not trying to ‘actively’ offload him at this stage, but ‘no one at the club is pretending’ that he has ‘hit the mark’.
The reporter added that ‘if it refuses to click’ under Jesse Marsch, then ‘you wonder how much longer this one will last’.
He has two years left to run on his £34,000-per-week contract; and while he has earned ‘iconic’ status at Elland Road, according to journalist Joshua Hobbs, it may be wise to at least consider a move.
The Spaniard has only scored 13 goals in 62 matches for Leeds and it’s actually a little hard to quantify what he offers. The only offensive metric for which he ranks inside the top 45 percentiles among positional peers in Europe’s top five leagues is progressive passes received (via FBRef).
Ultimately, Leeds and Victor Orta would be justified in moving on from the 31-year-old.
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