Leeds United summer signing Mateusz Klich is yet to start in the Championship this season, but he has made a significant impression in the EFL Cup to put himself in contention in the league, and Whites fans are predicting big things from the midfielder.
The 27-year-old was affected by injury when he first moved to Elland Road from FC Twente in June, but his impressive performance in the win against Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday night – where he also showed great composure to convert his spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out – proved that he can have a significant impact for the current Championship leaders this term.
Eunan O’Kane and Kalvin Phillips have been Thomas Christiansen’s preferred central midfield partnership to date, but that could change following their first league defeat of the campaign against Millwall last weekend.
Leeds supporters were quick to have their say on the Poland international via social media, with some even going as far as saying he ‘will prove to be the club’s best central midfielder in time’.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Yeah he's the sort of calming guy you need in the middle. If he can do that often he will be knocking on the door
— Dave Duracell (@DaveDuracell) September 20, 2017
— Luke Brownless (@LufcBrownless) September 21, 2017
Not seen a cooler performance in a long time than the one I saw Klich put in the other night what a smooth operator
— Rossy Sharp (@rossysharp94) September 21, 2017
I thought Klich was SUPERB the other night, him and Conor arguably the best on the night. Got to be in contention soon enough. https://t.co/B8uCLwu6H3
— RamblingsoftheSS (@_ROTSS_) September 21, 2017
I think Klich will prove to be our best centre midfielder in due course.
— Andrew Stocks (@awstocks) September 21, 2017
If he's not playing regularly soon I'll be shocked and baffled
— AndrewJames (@WeAreLeeds83) September 21, 2017
— Philip Turner (@oscars_vinyl) September 21, 2017
Plays the ball where he wants you to go, rarely plays it straight into feet, sign of a player who can control a game. Should be starting imo
— Cuffers (@JohnCuffling) September 20, 2017
Hopefully play Saturday ??
— Adam Brown (@adambrown1992) September 20, 2017