Mateusz Klich has completed a move to MLS side DC United after his exit from Leeds United and posted on Instagram following confirmation of the move – prompting Kalvin Phillips, Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper and Barry Douglas to react.

Klich, 32, left Leeds earlier this month on a free transfer with a move to DC United imminent. It comes after 195 games for Leeds over four and a half years. The Poland star played a crucial part in promotion to the Premier League in 2020.

Indeed, in the two seasons in which he was a regular under Marcelo Bielsa for Leeds in the Championship – he played 93 of 94 games for the Whites. Including, two play-off semi-finals against Derby. Missed one, due to being hungover.

Now, Klich has joined DC United. A move which was confirmed by the MLS club on Thursday. Wayne Rooney says he has been tracking Klich ever since he was in the Championship with Leeds. Klich has posted on Instagram afterwards.

Klich completes DC United move and posts on Instagram after Leeds exit

Rooney’s side have four friendlies ahead of the start of the MLS campaign at the end of February. They will field two sides with DC taking on Charlotte and Vancouver on February 1. Their first MLS game is against Toronto on the 26th.

Klich is likely to feature in one of those – and then against MLS champions LAFC on February 6, or San Jose on the 9th. He is a designated player, meaning he is one of DC’s limited amount of stars that the club can pay above the wage cap.

Plenty responded. Douglas, who is playing in Poland, called him a “clown” in Klich’s native tongue. Phillips posted a series of hearts while Leeds stars Ayling and Cooper also responded, with Klich now confirmed as a DC United player.

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