Report: Celtic make Patryk Klimala a 'top priority' target this January

By John McGinley

January 8, 2020

Celtic have made Polish striker Patryk Klimala a ‘top priority’ target in the January transfer window, the Daily Mail report.

The paper have reported on Wednesday that despite holding discussions about signing Andraz Sporar, Celtic have yet to make a formal bid, with Klimala is now a wanted man by the Scottish champions.

The Jagellonia Bialystok forward is said to be high on the list of potential strikers that can come in and support Odsonne Edouard.

A fee of £4m is what the Polish are looking for, which is well within Celtic’s capabilities.

However, it hasn’t taken long for this transfer report to take a fresh twist.

We’re not the only club after him, with our Europa League knockout opponents Copenhagen also in the hunt.

In fact, The Glasgow Times report this evening that the Danish side have already lodged a bid for his services, with sources telling the outlet he could end up making more money there than in Glasgow.

If we truly want the player then it sounds like we’ll have to move quickly to get him.

Why is he wanted?

Still just a 21-year-old, Klimala looks to have the potential to be a future Poland international and this season has shown reasonably consistent form.

He’s netted seven goals and created three assists in 17 top-flight appearances (Transfermarkt).

The striker has played seven times for the Poland U21 national team, netting against Russia and Latvia in Euro U21 Qualifying last year.

Reported Celtic target Patryk Klimala / (Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

That’s not a bad profile, especially at the reported asking price of £4m. If rivals like Copenhagen are sniffing about the player then it further justifies our interest.

Celtic really need to get the ball rolling on bringing in some players, with just ten days remaining before we return to first-team action.

Lots of names have been reported over the last few weeks, but it’s time for the club to commit on the player they want to bring into the attack.