'If only': Leeds fans react as Pawel Cibicki's future is decided

Leeds fans show their support prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play-off semi final second leg match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on May 15, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Has Pawel Cibicki played his final game for Championship favourites Leeds United? He's moved to the Eredivisie on loan with ADO Den Haag.

Leeds United director of football Victor Orta takes his seat during the Pre-season Friendly match between York City and Leeds United on July 10, 2019 in York, England.

If Leeds United fans learned anything from a certain Amazon expose, it’s never to question the commitment of their bearded, bespectacled director of football Victor Orta.

Previously much-maligned among the Elland Road faithful and tainted for his ruinous spell at Middlesbrough, a behind-the-scenes insight showed us all the real Victor Orta; a man desperate to succeed and bring glory back to this grand old club.

That wasn’t crocodile tears stinging in his eyes after that Derby collapse or the Daniel James saga.

But as long as the Spaniard continues to pay good money for players like Jay-Roy Grot, Vurnon Anita, Felix Wiedwald and Pawel Cibicki, he’ll never silence the critics entirely.

Leeds player Pawel Cibicki in action during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Newport County and Leeds United at Rodney Parade on January 7, 2018 in Newport, Wales.

If you drew up a list of the signings Orta has made since arriving at Leeds two years ago, perhaps only two or three could count as an unqualified success. Cibicki certainly isn’t in that camp.

Big things were expected when the former Sweden U21 star arrived in West Yorkshire from Malmo for around £1.5 million, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post. But ten goalless and largely unimpressive games later, the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa pretty much killed his Leeds career stone dead.

After spending last season on loan at Elfsborg, Cibicki has now moved to Holland, joining ADO Den Haag on a temporary basis. The Eredivisie outfit have an option to buy should he rediscover his golden touch in a league which seems to regard defending as optional (YEP).

But how do Leeds fans feel as another Orta misfit heads for the exit? Well, for all those wondering what might have been, this seems like a parting of the ways that suits everyone involved.

Pawei Cibicki of Malmo FF in action during the Swedish Allsvenskan League match between Malmo FF and Atvidaberg FF at the Swedbank Stadion on July 12, 0214 in Malmo,Sweden.

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