Mateusz Klich made it clear last week that he expects to be a Leeds United player next season. In several very frank interviews, the Polish midfielder took aim at Thomas Christiansen and said he hadn’t been treated fairly by the club’s former manager.

He made it clear he wouldn’t have been keen to play under Christiansen again. At the time of the winter loan, it was suggested in the Netherlands that a permanent move to FC Utrecht was a possibility, but Klich doesn’t seem up for that any longer.

Speaking to Voetbal International, the midfielder explained: “I am looking forward to a new opportunity at Leeds, which I will also get. My contract runs for another two years and the club wants me back. For the new trainer I am like a new purchase, I can prove myself again. 

“The level I can handle, I know that for sure. Especially now that I have become more mature in my game. The most important thing is that I get the chance to play a few matches. I want to show myself in Leeds. And if that doesn’t work? Yes, then maybe I’ll come back to the Eredivisie one more time.”

Utrecht’s season is continuing, they’re in the play-offs for a Europa League spot, with the Eredivisie having a mini end-of-season competition for teams placed 4th-8th.

Unfortunately, Klich has picked up a groin issue, report De Telegraaf, but his loan club are trying everything to get him available for the next match. That should be at least a mild concern for Leeds, because a groin injury isn’t usually something solved in a few days, and there’s danger of causing a longer term issue if things are forced.

The last thing the Championship want is Klich returning with an injury.