As Interia discovered, Patrick Klimala is one step away from the final move to the New York Red Bulls. After long negotiations, the American club reached an agreement with Celtic Glasgow. The only thing that separates the sniper from the transition to Major League Soccer is the medical research and the signing of the contract.
Entria learned that Patrick Klimala will be a New York Red Bulls player in the next few days. Former Poland youth representative is about to leave Celtic Glasgow for American club on a permanent transfer basis.
The 22-year-old has been a player for the Scottish club since January 2020. During this time, he has played 28 matches, scoring three goals. In Glasgow he lost the battle for a place in the team with Odson Edward, and also on the top strikers list were Scottish international Lee Griffiths and Swiss international Alban Agiti. On the other hand, in the past few months, Pole has done a wonderful individual act, which can be seen, for example, in his character.
According to Entrea, Americans became interested in Klimala a few months ago. For a long time, there were talks between managers from Fabryka Futbolu z Szkotami who were not interested in selling the player (on which they had spent 4 million euros the previous year). In the end, Glasgow club management gave the green light to the deal. As we have proven, Celtic will receive around 6 million euros for the striker.
The only thing that separates Klimala from playing MLS is visa and medical tests. There was a chance for him to pass them in Salzburg, where Red Bull Salzburg is based, but in the end the player was traveling to America. If all goes well, he signs a contract.
Klimala will be joined by the Poles who have appeared in the Major League Soccer: Jaroslaw Nesgoda (Portland Timbers), Przemislav Frankovsky (Chicago Fire), Adam Boxa (New England Revolution), Kasper Przenika (Philadelphia Union) and Przemisوافaw Titoy (Cincinnati).
The New York Red Bulls will be his fifth club in his football career. Previously, he performed in Lechia Dzierżoniów, Wigry Suwałki and Jagiellonia Białystok. In the national youth teams of Poland under the age of 19, 20 and 21, Kalimala played 15 matches.