Following the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United, the press are anticipating that there will be a mass exodus at Elland Road this summer, in which many unwanted players will be discarded by the Whites. It’s evident that the Argentinian is hoping to revolutionise the Leeds squad, and changes are indeed afoot. One player who looks destined to leave Leeds this summer is Pawel Cibicki.
According to SportsExpressen, Cibicki’s former club, Molde are interested in signing the forward on a loan deal, yet should the Whites consider selling him on a permanent basis?
The striker was a massive disappointment for Leeds last season as he only managed to amass ten appearances in all competitions over the course of the campaign. In hindsight, his acquisition was particularly strange given his poor goal-scoring record. The Swedish striker has managed a measly total of 22 goals in 120 senior appearances. In fact, he has only managed to attain double figures once in a single season, where he scored ten goals on loan at Jönköpings Södra IF.
This isn’t to suggest that Cibicki is a dreadful player, but it’s possible that he isn’t of sufficient standard for Leeds United. One of his primary strengths is his versatility; he can operate confidently on the wing or as a striker. He is also exceedingly dangerous from set-piece situations, and he’s accomplished when shooting from a distance.
Nonetheless, his finishing needs clear improvement, and he has a frustrating tendency to be caught offside. Also, he often disregards his defensive duties which is incompatible with Bielsa’ exacting demands. Leeds should sell him and raise funds for potential signings.
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