Some Celtic fans have been discussing a video compilation of their potential new signing Patryk Klimala and they have differing opinions about the 21-year-old Pole.
The striker has already arrived in Scotland to undergo his medical, as the move to Parkhead is now nearing completion. Klimala arrives from Scottish club Jagiellonia Bialystok and will reportedly sign a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Scottish champions. The Hoops had made a bid of £3.4 million this month, thus activating a clause in Klimala’s contract.
Celtic fans: Does Klimala's style fit in at Parkhead?
He does, Lennon has it sorted
Edouard can do it all
A Hoops’ Twitter account called LilZe85 recently posted a video compilation of the striker. It got many Bhoys fans talking and they discussed his qualities.
Takes more than “rapid” to make a good striker. 7 goals in 17 games in the Polish League and, the stats suggest, ONE GOAL in 22 appearances last season. And this guy is to be trusted as our striker as we hone in on 9IAR and possibly 10IAR for £3m?? Why do we do this to ourselves?
— Allan Reay (@reay_allan) January 12, 2020
looks like a pub league he’s playing in… another shocking signing.. Bayo
— peter macdonald (@petermacdonald5) January 12, 2020
Hardly rapid. Looks like Griff. Plays on the last defender’s shoulder.
— G (@WannabeGambler) January 12, 2020
He is BANG average
— Casper (@CasperST) January 12, 2020
A few clips of him playing in empty stadiums against dross. If that’s our level of ambition it makes me sick
— barry mc osker (@BarryOsker) January 12, 2020
Never trust highlights looks as if he’s playing in a public park in some
— Chris Smith Bolingoli (@chrissmith13121) January 12, 2020
Every goal he scores he’s running in behind a defence you could drive a bus through. Wonder how he’ll do against against the usual 10 men behind the ball you get up here.
— DeathofAttila (@ABurningPride) January 12, 2020
Balde, Kouassi, Bangura, Bayo also looked great on YouTube but ended up duds..
— Stephen (@Stevyspear) January 12, 2020
Not the answer. Another project
— Kåmr?d Tr?ÿrøžžž (@Treyrozzz) January 12, 2020
So far this season, Celtic have had three options in the striker positions. Odsonne Edouard has been the regular upfront, having found the back of the net 16 times and picking up 15 assists while playing 31 times in all competitions. Lewis Morgan, who appears to be on his way to Inter Miami, played 18 times in all competitions and scored twice for the club.
Leigh Griffiths is also an option. The Scotsman has made 18 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals. But since returning from an injury two months ago, Griffiths is yet to find the back of the net.
As for Klimala, he has had a good season for his club this season. He has made 18 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring seven times and getting three assists. All of his goals and assists have come in the Polish league.
What do we think?
With Morgan going out of the club, Klimala will pick up one vacant position in the current side. The video compilation shows that Klimala is quick to run in-behind opposition defences and that will prove vital when the club is playing on the counter-attack. He could be an effective Plan B that the club needs.