It’s yet to be confirmed but John Kennedy has already wished Patryk Klimala the best should his deal to New York Red Bull go through in the next few days.

The Polish striker has made 28 appearances for the club scoring 3 goals.

Bought as a project, Neil Lennon had very little time for the frontman. His strength development has come off his own back and he looks like a lad who puts the work in.

It’s not worked out at Celtic but Patryk is giving himself the best chance to succeed with his attitudes

A move to New York could be something that gets the frontman much more game time and firing.

John Kennedy spoke about the player to CelticTV.

He said: “It makes sense for us, it’s a good opportunity for him and it’s good for the club. We certainly wish Patryk all the best with that one if it gets finalised.

“Patryk is a terrific boy, he’s worked ever so hard. Even while he’s been here there have been lots of development around his know-how in games.

“He’s very much a guy who likes playing on the counter-attack, he has good speed to run in behind.

“When you have the quality we have, he’s found it difficult to get game time. This opportunity has come up and it’s probably a good fit for him.”

There has been speculation Celtic are set to recoup a large chunk of Patryk’s fee with the move but nothing, again, being confirmed to this point.

With a rebuild this summer, getting money in the coffers early gives us a good chance to start signing players when the new structure is in place.


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