Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has claimed midfielder Mateusz Klich is talented enough to play for any of the world’s leading clubs, as reported by Leeds Live.

The Polish playmaker has been ever present in the Leeds side this season. He has already scored twice and provided three assists in his nine appearances.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game against Everton, Bielsa lavished praise on Klich, suggesting he wouldn’t look out of place at any team – anywhere.

“Klich, for me, is a player who can play in all the best teams in the world. So, he is in Leeds by chance.”

Klich – a stuttering start at Leeds

Klich hasn’t always found it plain sailing at Elland Road. After arriving in Yorkshire in 2017, he was loaned out to Dutch side Utrecht six months later.

Yet since his return to the fold in summer 2018, Klich has become an indispensable member of the Leeds squad. He has failed to appear in just one league match since the start of the 2018/19 campaign.

Bielsa confirmed injuries to other players initially helped push Klich into a starting berth.

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“I am referring to (Adam) Forshaw and Ronaldo Vieira. Their absences allowed (Klich) to play and show his ability and he’s never been out of the team since.”

Bielsa added the 30-year-old had “rarely come close” to relinquishing his place.

Leeds look at home

Leeds have largely impressed since their return to the top flight. They have won three league matches this season and were unfortunate to leave Elland Road with only a point last weekend against ten-man Arsenal.

Spanish forward Rodrigo delivered a stand-out performance from the bench in that game, hitting the bar in the second half.

He could be pushing for a start when the team travels to Goodison Park tomorrow.

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