In all fairness, Leeds United some Leeds United fans were somewhat glad that Mateusz Klich was sent back to Holland after a disappointing first part of his debut season under former Head Coach Thomas Christiansen.
He’d arrived from FC Twente at the start of the summer 2017 transfer window for a fee reported to be in the region of £1.5million. His appearances under Christiansen didn’t garner much positivity and the Polish midfielder was sent back to the Eredivisie with FC Utrecht.
Back for the summer 2018 pre-season campaign under Marcelo Bielsa, it took an injury to Adam Forshaw to gift Klich his chance in the side. It was a chance that he grabbed with both hands; he has since gone on to start in ALL Leeds United’s Sky Bet Championship games under Bielsa.
So far this season the Polish international, whose consistency and form for Leeds earned him an international recall, has featured in all of United’s games, making 16 appearances, scoring one goal and making one assist.
Director of Football Victor Orta said of the deal: “It’s true, Mateusz was my first signing at Leeds and a really important one. The first season was character building for him – he went away on loan, worked hard and came back to show anyone who had doubted him that he is a top player and that is something I admire.”
Orta then went on to add: “He’s gone on to become a really important player for us and I’m delighted that he’s committed to spend the best years of his career with us.”
Fresh from a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers, a result that kept the Whites pegging away in 3rd place, Klich posted the following to his Instagram account, promoting it via a post on his personal Twitter page:
It was a post that was bound to get Whites fans commenting and that was definitely the case here with this post. Here’s how some fans have reacted to Klich’s Twitter post.
“Alexa, define Leeds United fan response” – Whites fans comment after Klich post
20 yards or 30 yards 4 more years scoring goals 👍
— david owen (@davidowenlufc) November 10, 2019
Glad you’ve signed up for the long haul mate 👏👏👏😀MoT 👊👊👊
— Dave Rowson (@daverowson) November 10, 2019
Congratulations. Well deserved Mateusz.
— Johnny (@FinugeForever) November 10, 2019
Congratulations lad! It’s an absolute pleasure to watch you in a Leeds shirt 🙌
— Ben uttley (@Ben_Uttley) November 10, 2019
Happiness for us all! 💪💪💪 #MOT
— Richard (@rj_mannion) November 10, 2019
…. for 40 months or 50 months, @Cli5hy ‘s scoring goals, Klich is scoring goals,.
— Wilfred Martin (@wilfmartin72) November 10, 2019
— Singo83 (@Singo831) November 10, 2019