Burnley’s midfield would have got an entirely different dimension had they signed this solid Leeds star in the summer

Why Burnley should’ve signed Mateusz Klich

Burnley have a made a far better start to this season than last season after realizing that the burdens of European competition aren’t for everyone. A lot of potentially difficult fixtures against the likes of Wolves, Arsenal and Liverpool are out of the way and with 4 games gone, 4 points isn’t the worst return.

A lot of credit for that has to go to Ashley Barnes and one player who would have helped him further is Leeds United’s Mateusz Klich, who was linked with a move to Turf Moor in the summer according to a report in the Sun. The 29-year old had a fantastic season for the Elland Road side in Marcelo Bielsa’s first season at the club.

Mateusz Klich

The Poland international was absolutely outstanding last season as he scored 10 goals and 9 assists from 50 appearances. Klich is also a very versatile player, capable of doing a job on the right flank, attacking midfield and as a deeper midfielder if required.

For Bielsa, Klich played various roles ranging from central defence to a deeper role in the midfield. He was ultimately made the deep-lying playmaker and has really flourished in that position since the switch.

Burnley have done admirably well to be where they are right now. Their stint a few years prior to promotion didn’t go to plan but they believed in Dyche and have been rewarded for keeping a long-term plan.

In the 2017/18 season, they made it to 7th place and they’ll be aware that they can still keep those sort of performances up next season. Burnley play a 4-4-2 on most occasions and Klich played most of last season in a 4-1-4-1 system. Hence, there might be a few adjustments required but he definitely has the quality to play for a Premier League side.

Sean Dyche

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He would add some much-needed ball-retention attributes to Burnley, which would be a great addition to what they already have, as they can’t play every game with hopeful long-balls to their two front-men.

He was an ever-present for Leeds last season and Burnley should’ve made a better effort to gain his services.

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Written by Suwaid Fazal

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