Marcelo Bielsa is facing some big decisions at Leeds United, as his first week of pre-season training draws to a close.
The 62-year-old has divided Leeds’ squad into numerous groups, with under 15 members of last season’s squad training in the first-team.
Others have been deemed surplus to requirements, whilst another small group have been sent to train with the under-23s, including Mateusz Klich, Yosuke Ideguchi and Laurens De Bock.
Here at FLW, we take a look at Klich in our latest FLW Spotlight, gauging whether Bielsa might give him a chance next season:
The 28-year-old midfielder only made four Championship appearances, with Leeds moving him out on-loan during the January transfer window.
In those four appearances, Klich averaged a tackle per game, as well as 0.8 clearances.
In attack, the Polish midfielder averaged 1.8 long ball per game and 24 passes every time he took to the field.
Klich’s pass success rate was magnificent at 86.5%.
Klich was desperately unlucky under Thomas Christiansen last season, with the general feeling at Elland Road that the midfielder was the victim of poor man management.
The 28-year-old is returning to Elland Road with a point to prove, and although Bielsa hasn’t got him training with the first-team, there is a chance he can work his way into that group.
His passing ability is superb, which is reflected in these stats. That is something that will delight Bielsa.
Bielsa will want Leeds playing good football, and should he turn to his 3-3-1-3 system, Klich could be used in midfield or defence, with his new head-coach having a reputation of using midfielders in his back-three.
Of course, the midfielder has to impress in pre-season, but Bielsa should certainly be considering him ahead of the Championship season.
He could be perfect for Bielsa’s style.
Leeds fans… Let us know your thoughts!
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