After just five months and seven games, Mateusz Klich could already be on his way out of Leeds United.
The Polish international became the first player to arrive at Elland Road following the appointment of Thomas Christiansen as manager in June. But Klich, like fellow imported additions Jay-Roy Grot, Felix Wiedwald and co, is yet to make a positive impression in English football.
The midfielder may have featured sparingly but, when he has been given the opportunity he’s hardly seized it. Klich has not been seen in the Championship since the 3-1 defeat away at Cardiff City in September, where his untimely slip gifted the hosts’ their crucial second goal.
And shortly after liking a Tweet questioning his omission by Christiansen, Polish outlet Przegladsportowy report that a return to the Eredivisie is likely in January. Leeds signed Klich from FC Twente and Voetbal Primeur believe that a loan move back to Holland is on the cards with the 27-year-old eyeing a place in Poland’s World Cup squad.
But while few Leeds fans will be too disappointed to hear that the ineffective Klich could be on his way, he would surely be welcomed back with open arms by his former club. After all, Twente have been simply awful since Klich departed in the summer.
They sit third from bottom in the Eredivisie with ten defeats from 13 league games. In stark contrast, the side Steve McClaren once led to the title finished as high as seventh last season.
In truth, Twente boast some of the most gifted attacking players in Holland in Luciano Slagveer, Adnane Tighadouini and former Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi. But they are lacking that composed presence in the centre of the park to knit everything together.
Klich, then, will probably receive a hero’s welcome if Leeds allow him to make the move back to Enschede.