Celtic have triggered Jagiellonia Bialystok striker Patryk Klimala‘s €4m (£3.5m) release clause, and he will have a medical with the Hoops on Monday, according to reports in Poland.
The news does tally with remarks made by Celtic boss Neil Lennon who has stated that the Scottish champions are looking to seal their first January signing very shortly:
“January is a difficult month to bring players in. Other clubs know that when you are the buying club, agents do as well. However, we have a number of options and got our eye on a few players and hopefully, we will have a result in the next few days.”
There had been concerns that Serie A side Genoa could beat Celtic in the race for Klimala but it does appear that they have seen off the challenge from the Italian side.
The Polish Under 21 international has been in decent form this season, having scored seven goals in 17 league games for Jagiellonia Bialystok.
Klimala is an inexperienced player, having played just 42 matches in Poland’s top flight, but he has been compared to fellow countryman Robert Lewandowski in some quarters.
Whether he can reach such heights, we shall have to wait and see, but for the short term, he could prove to be a useful understudy for Odsonne Edouard.