The downfall of Celtic has been catastrophic as they have not only failed to achieve the ‘ten in a row’ mission but also could not stop Rangers’ unbeaten league run. Neil Lennon’s exit depicted the necessity of reconstruction and according to the Scottish Sun, the Hoops are considering New York Red Bulls’ potential loan move for Patryk Klimala.
The Polish prodigy joined the Parkhead side last year from Jagiellonia Bialystock for a fee in the region of £3.5m. The 22-year-old was brought in to challenge and cover Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard, however, a sporadic role did not help the youngster much as the season got suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Although he was showing some spark during the pre-season, the summer arrival of Albian Ajeti put Klimala further down the pecking order. Mohamed Elyounoussi is currently leading the line alongside Edouard and the Poland youth international, therefore, should explore opportunities elsewhere over continuing as a fifth-choice at his current club.
3 goals in 28 outings do not justify his potential. He has only been handed three league starts and is without a goal for around six months. The numbers need to improve immediately to cement his Glasgow future and as it stands, a loan move to MLS (Eastern Conference) makes sense for all parties involved.
Why Celtic Should Sanction The Transfer
The MLS transfer window is open until June 1 due to the COVID-19 complications and the rescheduling of the campaign would see the player enjoying his minutes at Red Bull Arena. The Hoops have little to play for in the league but the Scottish Cup remains up for the grab to avoid a term without silverware. Klimala does not seem to be in John Kennedy’s plan and a temporary switch in the US must be sanctioned to let him flourish with regular game-time.
Having said that, it would be an uphill task for the young centre-forward. He is rated highly back in Poland but none of his qualities has impressed the onlookers yet despite spending more than a year in Scotland now. He has a long career road ahead of him but, at the same time, needs to do some wonder in the upcoming months to draw the attention of the new Parkhead chief.
Meanwhile, Celtic are aiming for a high-profile managerial appointment in order to reclaim the lost throne. A mass exodus might still see them undergoing a transition and a scoring streak with New York Red Bulls would indeed hand Klimala a boost to salvage his Bhoys spell.