Did Mateusz Klich really get a fair crack at the whip during the last six months at Leeds United? Not for me anyway, and he leaves today, heading back to Holland at Utrecht on a six-month-loan-deal. Klich started a few cup games and barely got the chance to show his ability after he slipped away at Cardiff. He barely kicked a ball after that night.
Is it the end for a player who was on the brink of the Polish national side just six months ago? At the end for Leeds I mean. Not for me because if he plays well in Holland for the next six months you never know what situation he could come back to at Leeds in the summer. Leeds have already signed Adam Forshaw and Yosuke Ideguchi this window and have Eunan O’Kane, Ronaldo Vieira and Kalvin Phillips on long-term deals so it will be difficult but we don’t actually know how good Klich is, or could be more importantly. I don’t think Thomas Christiansen used him when we needed fresh legs and ultimately the head-coach has the final say in these matters, anyone who has doubted that need only look at this situation.
Andrea Radrizzani will surely be asking why he spent nearly £2 million on a player that six months later he is loaning out with no money coming in. Victor Orta will be the one answering the questions and most probably Thomas Christiansen. The target is minimum play-offs this season but we currently sit 10th, with the hardest run of games you could possibly pick out on the horizon off the back of one point in twelve. We have lost to Birmingham, Ipswich and Millwall as well as losing at Newport, our only point a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest. It’s fair to say the next month of the season will dictate where we end up and unless the form improves, even more questions may be asked as to why players like Klich didn’t feature this season. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.