Date: 2nd April 2019 at 12:00pm
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We currently have 15 first-team players out on loan, and one of those, Pawel Cibicki, is hopeful that Marcelo Bielsa gives him a chance at Leeds next season, as per quotes reported by Expressen.

The 25-year-old was brought to West Yorkshire back in 2017 from Malmo, but struggled to make an impact at Elland Road in his ten outings and was swiftly shipped out on loan after a year.

He didn’t exactly excel with Molde, however, and found himself looking for another loan side in January, before returning to the Allsvenskan but this time with Elfsborg.

Cibicki is not keen to see out his career in Scandinavia, though, and wants to be given his chance in England under Bielsa, despite not being offered a part in the boss’ plans upon his return from Molde.

“I’m here until the summer, then I have two years left with Leeds. Obviously, I have thoughts of playing there [Leeds] and I am employed by them,” Cibicki told Expressen.

“I really hope they go all the way to the Premier League because it feels a bit like now or never.

“We’ll see how it goes [with Elfsborg, before deciding on a return to Leeds], but it’s not just me who decides, but it’s three parties. Ideally, I would have liked to stay [with Leeds].”

Unfortunately for Cibicki, while he may be hopeful of a second chance in England, the 25-year-old centre-forward – who can also play on the wings – is not what we will need next season, especially in the Premier League.

He would be an inadequate back-up to Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford if we were to retain his services, let alone offer the duo a rival for a starting role.

The former Sweden and Poland youth international may have two years left on his contract at Elland Road, but it would be a shock if he sees out either of those in West Yorkshire.

It would, therefore, be better for Cibicki if he focused his efforts on convincing Elfsborg to activate their option to buy, or at least put his name in the shop window for other potential suitors.

 
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