Poland international Mateusz Klich has explained the qualities he feels he will add to the Leeds United side following his arrival from FC Twente.
The 27-year-old Pole may be relatively unknown in England, but as well as his homeland he has played in both Germany and Holland as well as making 10 appearances for his country.
Klich made 29 appearances for FC Twente last season, scoring six goals and assisting six more, and he feels he will provide such creativity as well as some fight to the Leeds midfield.
“I am more of a creative midfield player, but of course I am not afraid to fight and I will give 100 per cent on the pitch for the three points and for the win in games,” Klich, who stands at 6ft tall, said. “I can play good football and I can create some good stuff on the pitch.”
Klich becomes the first signing made by new manager Thomas Christiansen, who was appointed earlier this month. Leeds are thought to have paid a fee of around £1.5million for his signature, and the player has already set his sights on returning the club to the Premier League.
“The target is Premier League, of course, for Leeds,” he said. “Everyone is talking about so it would be nice to achieve it. Of course that is the dream, but it is going to be difficult. It is a long season with a lot of games, but so that is the target. If we can achieve it, I don’t know, but we will see in 10 months.”
Klich began his career in Poland with Cracovia, before having spells in Germany with Wolfsburg (twice) and Kaiserslautern. In Holland, he has represented FC Zwolle as well as his previous club, Twente, where last season many claim he played the best football of his career thus far.