The summer transfer window saw the arrival of 13 players at Elland road this season, and it’s safe to say some have had more impact than others. Some of these players, such as Alioski and Saiz, are almost always going to start every league game if fit to do so, however other players we recruited over the summer, names such as Mateusz Klich and Pawel Cibicki, have hardly ever even seen the bench, but with the team being changed less and less as the season continues, who should we expect to see leave Elland Road in January?
In my opinion, there isn’t that many men who are definitely going to be packing their bags, but they are a few of which are more likely than others. One of the bigger names i fear could be on their way is Hadi Sacko, a player who played an important role in our 16/17 campaign. He may have been one of our key men going forward last season but since Christiansen has taken the reigns the French man has hardly had a sniff. His last note-able performance was over 2 months ago, when he scored a crucial goal in our away tie at Turf Moor in the Carabao cup, since then he has hardly seen first team football, and his performance against Derby a few weeks ago was one he’d want to forget. I believe Sacko is a good player and shows great potential, and i wouldn’t be happy to see him go, but i do think that a loan move would be much more likely for the winger as i cant see him replacing Ezgjan Alioski anytime soon, who has taken the role Sacko played last season.
Another player who is more and more likely going to be waving goodbye to the whites is Mateusz Klich, a player who we haven’t really got to see the true ability of. We have seen him primarily in the cup playing in the middle of the park, but as far as the league goes we’ve seen very little of the polish man, he is however battling to get a place in an already strong midfield, and was nowhere near being the replacement for Vieira after his red card at the Mollineux, instead we saw Eunan O’Kane step in to take his place. Klich will want to be playing football, and as sad as it is we haven’t really been able to assess Klichs’ ability, a move, most likely back to the Netherlands, is probably the best path he could take.
And finally, and probably the most controversial pick (Please don’t hate me guys, i don’t want it to happen either but it’s looming in all of our minds) Is the Irish forward, Stuart Dallas. Dallas is one of my favourite players hands down. Such a humble lad, excellent player, excellent finisher and is always there when we need him, however i feel like Dallas’ abilities aren’t being used to their full. He has started a handful of matches this season. He’s netted himself 2 goals so far in the campaign, one against Sunderland and another against Birmingham. He has clearly shown a dedication to the club, being the second player to have 100 appearances under his belt this season and definitely appreciates us fans, as i’m sure i speak for everyone when i say this, we certainly appreciate him too. There was talks in summer about him making a move to the one and only Norwich city (I know, another Leeds player going to Norwich, who’s of thought?). However, the talks died and Dallas continued his journey at Elland Road. But I fear that they, or another team, may try to make a sweep for the 26 year old, and if the moneys there, we may be seeing the much loved Irish man say his last goodbyes. A scenario i don’t want to see but we are an unpredictable club and these things happen.
All in all, not many players that i can think of who will most likely be heading for the exit, but who knows? We play in an exciting league and January is full of surprises.
Who do you guys think will go? Who do you want to stay? Let us know in the comments.