Garry Monk will surely be looking to add to the squad during the summer transfer window this year, with Leeds United just barely missing out on the playoffs this season. When looking at the strengths and weaknesses, something that will likely pop out will be the lack of goals from someone not named Chris Wood.
FC Twente’s Mateusz Klich is reportedly a target of Leeds United and the team will hope that he replicates some of the goal-scoring form he had in the Eredivisie. Dutch outlet Voetbal International is reporting that the Polish midfielder, who transferred to the Dutch team last summer from Kaiserslautern in Germany, is on the way to England with the Whites the most likely destination.
In addition to Kaiserslautern and Twente, Klich also played for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie after leaving his childhood club Cracovia in Poland. He has appeared in the Poland national team a few times, and scored a goal in a friendly against Denmark in 2013.
Klich scored six goals last season for the Enschede club, and assisted on four other goals. As an attacking midfielder, he would be a welcome addition to the club, linking up well with Wood or any number of the strikers that are rumored to be heading to the club this summer, with West Ham United’s Ashley Fletcher, Watford FC’s Troy Deeney, and Celtic FC’s Leigh Griffith among the “biggest” names that have been linked with the club in the past few weeks.
While a 26 year-old fringe Polish international may not be the signing that brings headlines or might be the missing piece in the promotion plan for Monk at Leeds, it is important to bring in quality players that can provide depth. Pablo Hernandez isn’t getting any younger and fatigue seemed to slow him down last season. An additional player could provide spark off of the bench for United or allow Monk multiple options and allow for rotation to keep players fresh and fit.