Celtic have reportedly agreed a £3.5m deal to sign Polish striker Patryk Klimala from Jagiellonia Białystok this month.
According to a report in Poland, via The Daily Record, Klimala is poised to undergo a medical with Celtic before sealing his permanent move to the club before the end of the transfer window.
The report claims that Serie A outfit Genoa have also been interested in the forward, with Celtic set to win the race for his signature in the coming days.
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Klimala has scored seven goals and three assists in 15 league matches in the Polish league this season, which is a solid return for a 21-year-old who has not yet reached 100 senior appearances in his career. At 21, he has the potential to improve and progress as a player, which Celtic could see an opportunity to develop him over several years. He could play second fiddle to Odsonne Edouard and learn from the French forward in order to improve his own game and eventually make his mark at Celtic – if the deal goes through.
Outside of Edouard, Celtic only have Leigh Griffiths in the striking department in terms of out-and-out centre forwards. This means that the arrival of Klimala could fill a gap in the squad and help to add more competition for Edouard’s place. This could lead to Edouard stepping up his game, due to the potential pressure put on him by Klimala’s performances if he is able to perform in the Scottish league.