Leeds United's newest star Mateusz Klich is nicknamed 'the penetrator'

Mateusz Klich - Poland

Leeds United's new addition has an awkward nickname.

Poland's Mateusz Klich in action with Scotland's Scott Brown (L)Poland's Mateusz Klich in action with Scotland's Scott Brown (L)

Leeds United are hoping to complete the signing of Mateusz Klich later today with SkySports reporting last night that he was set to undergo a medical.

The Pole could potentially become a key figure in midfielder for Thomas Christiansen's side and will hope to become a fan favourite.

The one thing which may not catch on is his nickname.

Klich has the unfortunate nickname of 'the penetrator', which was dubbed upon him by fans of his former club PEC Zwolle because of his incisive passing.

It was reported in 2014 by Polish outlet Super Express.

Poland's Mateusz KlichPoland's Mateusz Klich

Klich discussed the nickname, commenting with amusement: "Yes, I heard about this - Well, I myself did not choose this nickname. This penetrator little ambiguous, but it does not bother me. Football matters."

Super Express reported to clarify, that it was due to Klich's passes 'penetrating the defence'.

Last season in Holland he provided four assists, and an average of 2.1 key passes per game according to whoscored.com, not far behind Pablo Hernandez's average of 2.7.

Klich will hope his quality remains, but we wouldn't blame him if he wanted to earn a new nickname in England.

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