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.
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.
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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.