Polish midfielder becomes Thomas Christiansen’s first Leeds recruit

Date published: Friday 23rd June 2017 12:00

Leeds United have signed Polish midfielder Mateusz Klich from FC Twente for an undisclosed fee.

Poland international Klich, 27, has agreed a three-year deal after completing a medical on Thursday and is Leeds’ head coach Thomas Christiansen’s first signing at the club.

Leeds are reported to have paid £1.5million for Klich, who scored six goals in 30 appearances last season and had two years remaining on his Twente contract.

“I am very happy to have signed for such a huge club and I’m looking forward to playing in the famous white shirt,” Klich said on the club website.

“I’m excited to come to England and test myself in the Championship and I can’t wait to get going.

“The team came close to promotion last season, so hopefully we can go one better and I’m looking forward to meeting my new team mates next week and getting started.”

Klich began his career at Polish club Cracovia and has had spells in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg (twice), albeit without making a first-team appearance, and Kaiserslautern.

He played in Holland for PEC Zwolle in between his two stints with the Wolves and joined Twente on a three-year deal from Kaiserslautern last summer.

He has 10 caps for Poland and is Leeds’ first new signing this summer.

Leeds turned winger Hadi Sacko’s season-long loan from Sporting Lisbon into a permanent move earlier this month.

Former APOEL Nicosia head coach Christiansen was installed as successor to Garry Monk last week.

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