Celtic are close to completing the sale of Patryk Klimala to New York Red Bulls, the Daily Record reports.

The 22-year-old looks set to pull down the curtain on an underwhelming spell in Glasgow, having registered three goals in 28 outings for the Hoops [Transfermarkt].

Encouragingly, the Record has claimed that Celtic could recover all of the fee shelled out for the Poland Under-21 international. Klimala signed for £3.5 million from Jagiellonia Bialystok in January 2020. [BBC Sport].

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Rumours have swirled in the last few weeks regarding the immediate future of the Pole [Glasgow Times]. The MLS transfer window is not due to close until early June [MLS Soccer]. Fundamentally, this means New York Red Bulls look like they will get their man in time for the beginning of the season.

Klimala has fallen down the pecking order at Celtic, having to settle for being the most used substitute at Parkhead this campaign [Transfermarkt].

 Represents a good deal for Celtic and Patryk Klimala himself

Undoubtedly, it is hard not to feel sorry for the hard-working frontman who has endured a frustrating spell in Scotland.

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Acquired under Neil Lennon, it was clear from the outset that he was not going to be given a sustained opportunity.

Thrown in at the deep end this season, he showed great determination and got himself into a great condition of fitness.

Celtic striker Patryk Klimala

Celtic striker Patryk Klimala / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He can keep his head held high. Klimala looks like moving on to pastures new in a league becoming ever more competitive in the footballing world. At 22, he still has plenty of room for development too.

As for Celtic, the main positive from this deal comes with the size of the fee we could be about to bag. It would be terrific if we managed to recoup the entire fee we splashed out on him. Hopefully, the Hoops can use it wisely to bring in a suitable replacement in the summer.

We have a colossal rebuild ahead of us. Therefore, we can use all the money we can get our hands on.

In other news, this Celtic star vowed to “destroy” Rangers in 2019; now he has his chance to do it.

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