Struggling Patryk Klimala targeted for Celtic loan exit

By John McGinley

April 1, 2021

Celtic striker Patryk Klimala is being targeted by Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls for a loan move, The Scottish Sun reports.

The paper say that Celtic are considering letting him leave to find game time and some confidence after a difficult spell in Glasgow.

Klimala has made 28 appearances for the Bhoys in all competitions since being signed by Neil Lennon last January.

However, only five of those have come from the start of matches. The Polish U21 international has three Celtic goals to his name.

The MLS transfer deadline is open until June due to pandemic concessions, giving NYRB plenty of time to complete a loan move and get him in the door to impact their 2021 campaign.

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Their season doesn’t start until 18th April but they do have a friendly scheduled against Tampa Bay Rowdies this weekend.

The American side clearly have a close eye on Celtic, having already snapped up American youth international Cameron Harper from our ranks this year.

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Theoretically, this could be a great move for Klimala, either to showcase his abilities for a permanent move or to reset his Bhoys career.

Let’s be honest, he’s going nowhere fast right now is he? He’s only started three matches since October. He is barely in contention at Celtic Park right now.

Celtic forward Patryk Klimala could be set for an exit / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His only hope for redemption is a loan or a new manager taking a fancy to his attributes.

My money would be on a loan representing a quicker route to that.

I like Klimala. He seems like a hard-working, hungry striker. I just want to see that bit of quality and confidence added to his game. It’d be fascinating to see how he got on across the Atlantic.

In other news, Eddie Howe would have Celtic fans on board from the start if he joins as manager.