Some Celtic fans have been expressing one fear about the potential signing of Polish striker Patryk Klimala in the ongoing January transfer window.
The 21-year-old striker arrived for his medical at Parkhead on Monday, as he looks to finalise a move to the Hoops. Klimala revealed that he was ‘excited’ about moving to the Glaswegian giants from his club Jagiellonia Bialystok.
Celtic fans: Do you think Klimala will play regularly?
He has to
Eddie will do that
The news left many Hoops fans having debates about the move on Twitter about it. One of the Celtic fan pages called Celtic Gossip posted about the potential move, but some fans expressed fear about the signing of the Pole.
We don’t seem to give these guys any game time tho’
Look at Taylor, Bayo & Shved.Klimala is coming to sit on the bench he’ll get no game time and because of that he’ll be branded a dud by the supporters the same as the 3 mentioned. Lennon has to find a way to Ingratiate better.
— Scott Fulton (@MrCrowleyoto) January 12, 2020
Not impressed at all, how many times have we thrown money at dud strikers. Pay the extra, get proven talent in and push on and dominate this league again.
— Paul Ford (@Paul_Ford80) January 12, 2020
Looks to lightweight
— Eddy (@eddymilligan67) January 12, 2020
lol his fifa stats are 62 overall I’m sure he will fit in ….I’m sure the guy who makes fifa’s a sevconian …
— james stewart (@biggysmlls) January 12, 2020
profile like bayo? we are in absolutely no position to sign possible potential.
— peter macdonald (@petermacdonald5) January 12, 2020
We don’t need anymore potential! Proven pedigree is whats needed.
— Sarcastic Kev(@kevthesarcastic) January 12, 2020
Started 12 top flight games. Similar number & fee to Kouassi. Hope the Lad doesn’t follow same #CelticFC path. 4 Strikers for 1 position? Lenny continually talks about squad being too big, players moving on, but so far there’s more talk of “ins” than “outs”.
— Mo (@50sEKBOY) January 13, 2020
So far this season, French striker Odsonne Edouard has been the club’s first-choice striker. He has made 31 appearances in all competitions for the club, finding the back of the net 16 times and racking up 15 assists.
As for Klimala, the 21-year-old has played 18 times in all competitions for Bialystok. He has racked up a tally of seven goals and also has three assists to his name. He has been a regular centre-forward for the Polish side.
Last season, the striker didn’t have as good a tally for the club. He made 29 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring only four times and getting one assist.
He has a good record for the Polish Under-21s side. He has played seven times for the side, scoring twice and getting one assist.
What do we think?
No signing brings a 100% assurance of being a success. With Lewis Morgan expected to join Inter Miami, it leaves one spot in the striker pecking order open. Leigh Griffiths has played only 524 minutes of first-team football, meaning Klimala can get some regular football for the club when he joins.