Leeds forward Pawel Cibicki potentially exiting another reason Victor Orta should go

Leeds United attacker Pawel Cibicki was reportedly in attendance of Legia Warsaw’s latest match on Wednesday night as he looks to be moving closer to the Elland Road exit door.

What’s the word, then?

Well, a tweet from Polish football journalist @janekx89 says that the 24-year-old was in Poland to watch his potential new team in action in midweek, suggesting that he will be leaving the Yorkshire outfit imminently.

The 24-year-old, who only signed for the club from Malmo for an undisclosed fee last August, has struggled to make an impact for the Whites this term, and wasn’t part of the squad that is currently in Myanmar.

The forward appears likely to be one of the first to go this summer following another disappointing Championship campaign, and he almost certainly won’t be the last.

How did Cibicki do this season?

It was a bit of a nightmare campaign for the attacker.

The 24-year-old would have hoped to have helped fill the void left by Chris Wood’s departure to Burnley last summer, but he found first-team minutes generally hard to come by under previous Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen – he made just nine appearances in all competitions before the Dane was sacked in February.

Cibicki failed to play a single minute under new manager Paul Heckingbottom, who has been backed to stay at the club by defender Luke Ayling which has angered Whites fans on Twitter,  from then onwards, and he now appears to be surplus to requirements and on his way out.

Are Leeds right to sell Cibicki?

They probably are, yes.

While it could be argued that he hasn’t really had a proper opportunity, the Yorkshire outfit perhaps need to look at creating a spine of players that are experienced at this level in order to help them win promotion, and the 24-year-old doesn’t come under that category.

While he did show the potential he has with two assists in consecutive wins against Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City in December, he obviously hasn’t shown that sort of quality consistently enough to be considered for a regular spot in the XI, and his shortcomings are surely another sign that director of football Victor Orta should be on his way this summer.