Leeds United forward Pawel Cibicki’s loan at Molde is now over, but don’t expect to see him in a Leeds shirt anytime soon, if ever again.
It’s being reported that Leeds are offering the 24 year-old forward around to other clubs, with rumoured interest in the former Sweden U21 coming from MLS in the United States.
Leeds United are looking to offload Pawel Cibicki next month. #lufc https://t.co/PQhHdVrmZL— Leeds United News (@LeedsUnitedYEP) December 3, 2018
The interested club is not named, but Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post indicates that at least one MLS team has reportedly inquired about his availability.
Cibicki joined Leeds during the summer 2017 transfer window as one of the replacements for Chris Wood, along with Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Jay-Roy Grot, and Caleb Ekuban. Both Grot and Ekuban are currently out on loan while Lasogga returned to Hamburger SV in the 2.Bundesliga after his loan expired, meaning that all of the “replacements” for Wood all failed to make an impact after the New Zealand striker moved to Burnley.
Cibicki had made most of his appearances for Leeds on the wing, and it had appeared that he had turned a corner last December after he came in and played brilliantly against Queens Park Rangers, providing at least one assist for Kemar Roofe’s hat trick in West London. He was included in the next few games by Thomas Christiansen, but he went down injured in January and only made one more appearance on the bench the rest of the season under Paul Heckingbottom.
Leeds already have better options currently on the wing, with Manchester City loanee Jack Harrison and 18 year-old Jack Clarke both on the fringes of the first team, along with starters Gjanni Alioski and Pablo Hernandez. Cibicki would find playing time extremely difficult to get, so perhaps it is best if the former Malmo FF forward is allowed to move on to a different opportunity.