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Jesse Marsch dialogue outlined amid talk of Leeds United player exit

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Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich has been approached by Jesse Marsch to stay at the club.

Klich joined the club in the summer of 2017 and has been an almost ever-present within the Leeds team since the 2018-19 season under Marcelo Bielsa. 

Despite being more of a peripheral player since Marsch’s appointment, and with rumours circulating of a departure last week, Klich came off the bench in the weekend’s win over Wolves.

Not only that, but he had a hand in the build up to the winning goal too. His introduction was key to wrestling back some control off Wolves and gave Leeds another outlet in attacking-midfield for the ball to stick to. 

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This, to some, won Leeds the game as they pushed up the pitch more using Klich to bounce quicker passes off, before he span into spaces to stretch the Wolves defence and pull them around.

He could still be an important figure this season, and the club wish for him to stay.

According to Meczyki Pl, the Pole had a conversation with Marsch, during which he heard that he was needed at the club at the moment and that he was not allowed to be transferred.

LeedsAllOver understands that the player and manager held a meeting this week and Marsch informed Klich that he wants him to stay this season.

With the World Cup in November, Klich will want good minutes but the signs are promising that he could now potentially remain at Elland Road.

Klich, at 32, is in the twilight years of his career, and has two years left on his deal. Personally, I believe that if the player is happy to stay then he should be kept for at least one more season. 

His impact from the bench on Saturday and his ability to play multiple midfield roles makes him a major asset who should still get decent game time and minutes, even if most of them aren’t as a starter.

He played primarily as one of Marsch’s pivot players last season, but showed his class from the bench in a more advanced midfield role this weekend. Not many other profiles in the Leeds squad are capable and adaptable enough to play both roles. His versatility is vital.

Hopefully this news puts the saga to bed. It gives Leeds one less headache in terms of recruitment to think about if the Polish international is content with staying.

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