The class Patryk Klimala fee with add-ons that Celtic will bank
Celtic are due to receive €4million with add-ons for striker Patryk Klimala after he agreed a move to New York Red Bulls, Herald & Times Sport report tonight.
That’s an excellent result for the club. They had paid £3.5m to Jagiellonia Bialystok for the striker’s services back in January 2020, say the outlet.
It means that the Bhoys do not lose any money on his spell in Glasgow despite disappointing form and just a handful of goals.
The Polish U21 international netted three in total from 28 total appearances, only five of which were starts.
It now seems he’s played his last game for the club, with only a medical standing in his way.
The cash will be added to a growing transfer pot for any new manager coming into the club.
A lot of profit was made on the decision to sell Jeremie Frimpong to Bayer Leverkusen, while decent fees are expected for Odsonne Edouard, Ryan Christie and Kristoffer Ajer if the club chooses to cash in.
It could well be the last transfer negotiation that Peter Lawwell negotiations, with Dominic McKay set to join the club on April 19th as part of his transition to become Celtic CEO.
Lawwell has been well known for hardball transfer negotiations in the past, to the frustration and elation of supporters.
As for Klimala, well he could end up finding success in his career. There are definitely more than a few Celtic supporters who believe he has talent.
Just because he didn’t succeed at the Bhoys, doesn’t mean he’ll flop everywhere.
However, it became quite obvious that stylistically he is not a great match for the Bhoys attack. A player with explosive pace, he could find joy against teams who do not set up as defensively as Celtic’s opponents do.
We’ll certainly be watching his career in Major League Soccer closely.