Celtic striker Patryk Klimala has nipped in front of Andraz Sporar in the stats charts.

The winter signing grabbed his first assist in his new colours in the Scottish Cup against Clyde.

January transfer target Andraz Sporar is lagging behind with zero goals or assists since joining Sporting Lisbon for £5million. [Abola]

Could it turn out that the Hoops got a bargain with their new attacker?

Patryk Klimala takes the lead on Celtic target Andraz Sporar

Klimala has only three games under his belt with the Hoops since joining last month from Jagiellonia.

Patryk Klimala joined Celtic in the winter transfer window. (Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Likewise, failed signing target Sporar also has the same amount of games under his belt.

However, Klimala has had the better start out of the two, all things considered.

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Klimala’s first two outings with his new club have been at the end of comfortable league games.

In contrast, Sporar has gone into Sporting as the first choice striker with 255 minutes played.

Andraz Sporar has no goals or assists for Sporting Lisbon. (Photo by Markus Tobisch/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

Two 90 minutes and a 75 minute has provided zero goals or assists for the Slovenian international.


But, Klimala did provide for the club for the first time by setting up Scott Brown in the game against Clyde.

The Pole did well to get to the front post and play a nice flick into the path of Brown to knock in from two yards.

Klimala was very unlucky not to get his first goal for the club, having gone one-on-one with the Clyde keeper.

The 21-year-old chose the wrong option to the lift the ball to the opposite post when he should have drilled it low.

Will Neil Lennon be proved right with Patryk Klimala decision? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In the end, it was a strong stop by David Mitchell who stayed on his feet to deny Klimala.

The extended game time was enough to give fans a rough idea of his playing style, which is positive.

He likes to run in behind and definitely has the physicality for the Scottish game, plus his confidence will come in time.

So far, Klimala has gone one up against Sporar but there is still half a season to come – let’s hope the Hoops have made the right decision in the end.

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