Leeds United signed the Swedish winger two summers ago now.
You could forgive Leeds United fans if they had forgotten all about Pawel Cibicki.
After all, the Swedish winger hasn’t kicked a ball for the Whites since January of 2018 – the Thomas Christiansen era, which seems a million years ago now.
But are Leeds about to get him back? Potentially.
On Twitter last night, Cibicki, on loan at Elfsborg, posted a picture alongside his girlfriend and wrote ‘Last day with my love’ as the caption.
On its own it doesn’t mean much, because perhaps she is leaving Sweden, but there’s a good chance that it’s Cibicki who’s departing his homeland and heading back to West Yorkshire.
Elfsborg director Stefan Andreasson told Expressen last week that he had failed to agree a permanent deal with Leeds and that the 25-year-old was returning to his parent club, which gives last night’s tweet a new significance.
Last day with my love ❤️! pic.twitter.com/e7I4aUDO9H— Pawel Cibicki (@pawelcibicki) July 22, 2019
Cibicki set the Whites back around £1.5 million [The Yorkshire Evening Post] when they signed him from Malmo two years ago, but the winger is, as of right now, a flop.
He has managed only seven Championship appearances for United since arriving and by virtue of the fact that he’s been loaned out twice since Marcelo Bielsa took the reins last summer, it doesn’t seem like the veteran coach rates him all that highly.
Leeds still have a lot of deadwood to get rid of, like Eunan O’Kane and Vurnon Anita for example. Cibicki has the talent and age to be different, but time will tell whether he can impress Bielsa.