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Morning Leeds-in for 18 January: Mateusz Klich, we hardly knew thee

Polish midfielder rumoured to be on the move after Forshaw signs from Boro

Newport County v Leeds United - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

It looks like Mateusz Klich’s short, unhappy spell at Leeds United might be coming to an end.

Klich was injured during preseason, and never seemed to take hold of a position in the central midfield for Leeds. He didn’t get very many chances, but his performance against Burnley, where he acquitted himself very well against the Premier League side, was a highlight. Of course, he was picked for the next match against Cardiff City and made an awful mistake that directly lead to a goal against the team, but he wasn’t exactly the only player to look poor against Cardiff.

Klich, for better or worse, got to be known to Leeds fans more for posting things on Twitter than for his play on the pitch. And when he got a rare start against Newport County, he again did himself no favours towards getting himself into the starting rotation. Klich will likely return to The Netherlands or perhaps go back to Poland or Germany. Either way, it appears his time is up at Leeds.

Leeds United Links

Pending a medical, Adam Forshaw is set to join Leeds from Middlesbrough. [Through It All Together]

Leeds are also reportedly interested in Rangers FC midfielder Josh Windass, son of former Hull City sriker Dean Windass. [Through It All Together]

The Leeds United Ladies will take on Newcastle United Women’s team at Garforth Town this Sunday. [Leeds United.com]

England and English Football Links

Despite having two players sent off in extra time, Chelsea beat Norwich City on penalties to advance to the next round of the FA Cup. [BBC.com]

Wigan Athletic beat AFC Bournemouth in their FA Cup replay. [Sky Sports]

A look at what Theo Walcott could bring to Everton after a deal was made for the England international to leave Arsenal and head to Merseyside. [Royal Blue Mersey]

World Football Links

US Soccer ignores players from underserved communities. [SB Nation]

Barcelona lost to Espanyol in the Copa del Rey. So I guess Quique Sánchez Flores didn’t want to trade beating Barcelona in a competitive match for the first time in over nine years for the train-wreck that is Stoke City? Who would have expected that. [Barca Blaugranes]

Ronaldinho officially retired from football, and we are all better people for having gotten a chance to watch him play. [The Guardian]