A number of Leeds United players past and present have taken to Instagram to laud Mateusz Klich after he confirmed that he is leaving Leeds United after over five years at Elland Road.

The 32-year-old’s future has been a talking point for some time. He has made 14 appearances in the Premier League this season. However, they have all come from the bench.

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Leeds made no announcement ahead of the game against West Ham. However, it quickly became apparent after the full-time whistle on Wednesday that his teammates were saying goodbye to the Poland international.

Klich lauded on Instagram after confirming Leeds departure

All of the players wore shirts paying tribute to Klich. Meanwhile, they gave him a guard of honour as he left the Elland Road pitch for the final time.

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He has since confirmed on Instagram that he is leaving, with The Athletic suggesting that he is heading for Major League Soccer and DC United.

Klich has secured legend status with the Whites. He endured a nightmare first season with the club, falling out of favour under Thomas Christiansen and being loaned out. However, everything changed under Marcelo Bielsa.

Klich became a fulcrum of the side which took the Championship by storm. Every single one of the promotion heroes will have a place in our hearts. But it is probably fair to say that Klich was loved like few others.

And it seems that he was admired by his teammates just as much. Klich posted an emotional statement on Instagram following Wednesday’s game. And in response, a number of teammates have lauded the Leeds star.

Barry Douglas summed up how a lot of supporters feel about the prospect of Klich leaving best. But it was clear from the responses just how highly the players think of Klich.

Here is Klich’s post, as well as some of the responses…

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