Pawel Cibicki’s loan spell at Elfsborg has come to an end, and he appears to be heading back to Leeds United.
Elfsborg director Stefan Andreasson has told Expressen that his side have failed to agree a deal for Pawel Cibicki and he is now set to return to parent club Leeds this summer.
The 25-year-old has been on loan since January, and has managed to score five times in 14 league games. Expressen reports that Elfsborg had the option to make his loan deal permanent, but it appears that he is actually heading back to Elland Road.
Andreasson has suggested that they could not reach an agreement with the Championship side over a permanent move.
“It was agreed from the start so it doesn’t come as a shock to us. But then you never know … We have tried to find a solution, but we have not done so,” he told Expressen.
Despite the suggestion that Elfsborg are not going to be able to keep Cibicki, it appears incredibly unlikely that he will be involved in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans in the future.
The 25-year-old struggled during his first year with Leeds. There were a couple of bright moments – most notably, helping to change the game away at Queens Park Rangers in his first season – but he proved to be an underwhelming signing, and he struggled to prove a point while away on loan.
Of course, as he long as he remains on the club’s books, there must be a small chance that he could still play for Leeds again in the future. But following Elfsborg’s failure to agree a deal, it would be no surprise if the Whites were looking at other options that would see the forward offloaded before the window closes.