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Celtic’s 22-year-old flies out to undergo medical ahead of deal

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Patryk Klimala is on his way to New York with just a medical and visa standing in the way of joining RB.

The striker was signed from Jagiellonia in January 2020 but failed to make any real impression on Celtic where he has scored three goals this season- all coming off the bench.

Klimala joins a long and expensive list of strikers from Mo Bangura and Amido Balde through to Vakoun Bayo that have made virtually no impact over the last decade.

One consolation is that New York RB seem prepared to repay close to the £3.5m fee that Celtic forked out last year, the Sun reports:

He has been given permission to open talks with New York chiefs after just three goals in 28 appearances. And the 22-year-old is expected to sign a long-term deal when a visa application is granted.

Klimala was originally scheduled to have a medical in Austria – but is now set to head to the States instead. He will have a medical there and is poised to clinch a lucrative deal – barring any late hitches.

Klimala’s departure adds to the striking issues likely to be awaiting a new Celtic manager.

Odsonne Edouard seems certain to be sold rather than enter the last year of his contract with the club having until 30 April to activate the 12 month option on Leigh Griffiths contract otherwise he becomes a free agent.

That leaves Albian Ajeti as the only other striker at the club with the former West Ham man managing just one full 90 minute appearance this season.

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