The messages for Mateusz Klich are still flooding in and the latest come from some of his old Leeds United teammates who have since left – in the form of Pontus Jansson, Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips and Arsenal ace Eddie Nketiah.

It was announced on Wednesday that 32-year-old Klich would be leaving Leeds. A move to MLS side DC United is expected to go through. Klich will play with Ravel Morrison and Christian Benteke, under Wayne Rooney’s guidance.

It comes after 194 appearances for Leeds since joining the club in 2017. His Leeds spell only really got going when Marcelo Bielsa arrived – after struggling in his first year, going out on loan. Since, Klich has been part of the furniture.

He has his own song named after his long-range shooting ability. He has more than 40 caps for Poland, and was a crucial cog in the side that won promotion – ending a 16-year wait. Klich told Leeds fans he loves them, on Instagram.

Jansson and Phillips messages for Klich as Leeds confirm his exit

The end of an era for Klich, who has continued to shine in the Premier League for Leeds. An ever-present throughout Bielsa’s reign, and for almost a year under Jesse Marsch. He is certain to impress in USA, when the MLS season starts.

Klich had an excellent relationship with Jansson during his time at the club. Perhaps, given the Brentford captain’s Swedish nationality, and Klich from Poland – both towards Eastern Europe. He only played with Nketiah for six months.

But that relationship remains, as of course it does with Leeds icon Phillips – who is struggling at Manchester City for game time. All three posted on Klich’s Instagram, praising him for his Leeds spell. Jansson simply put “legend”.

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