Report: Celtic could end up making a profit on Patryk Klimala; medical booked

By John McGinley

April 15, 2021

Celtic could well end up making a profit on Polish striker Patryk Klimala when he completes his move to Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls, The Scottish Sun reports.

The paper say he has flown out to New York to complete a medical with the MLS club.

Klimala was originally due to complete that medical in Vienna, but has now headed across the Atlantic already.

It’s said a visa application and medical are the only things standing in his way of a lucrative move.

Celtic could make a profit on Patryk Klimala

Most encouragingly, The Scottish Sun reports any deal could end up being worth more than £3.5m.

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That was the price Celtic reportedly paid Jagiellonia Białystok for the struggling striker in January 2020. [Scottish Sun]

Making some sort of profit would be a fabulous development given he hasn’t exactly progressed in the Scottish Premiership.

He’s made just five starts since in his time at the club, with 23 more appearances coming from the bench. In that time, he’s managed just three goals.

Some may argue he hasn’t been given the proper opportunities, but there has to be an element of trust he has never quite shown the right stuff in training to earn those chances.

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

In matches, he’s looked determined to impress, but ultimately raw and not clinical enough in front of the nets. He definitely doesn’t have the touch of quality to be considered an Odsonne Edouard replacement.

If the club can make back the money paid for the player, plus a little bit extra, that’s a good result in the circumstances.

In other news, Glen Kamara is “overwhelmed” by support of Celtic fans in wake of racism incident.