During his time at Parkhead, Kenny Dalglish scored 167 goals for the Hoops. Thus, it is safe to say that he knows a thing or two about strikers. And judging by his recent comments, Dalglish seems to rate Celtic’s newest signing, Patryk Klimala, very highly.
After seeing both Griffiths and Bayo fail to provide any meaningful backup to Odsonne Edouard in the first half of the season, Celtic decided to activate Patryk Klimala’s €4-million release clause in order to bring him to Parkhead.
The Polish striker has already scored 7 goals this season and will be looking to add to that tally after joining the Scottish champions. Dalglish believes that it is this type of signing that could decide the fate of the Premiership title at the end of the season.
The Celtic legend wrote in The Sunday Post:
“The early indications are that the Poland Under-21 striker has quite a bit about him, and there is genuine optimism about what he will help Celtic achieve in the next six months and beyond.
“By all accounts, Klimala will push Odsonne Edouard and is regarded as an able deputy for the talented French striker. That’s exactly what the Hoops needed in this window as they attempt to hold off Rangers to win nine-in-a-row.”
Celtic fans got their first glimpse of Klimala yesterday when he came on in the 79th minute against Partick Thistle in place of Leigh Griffiths. And they will be hoping to see a lot more of him in the near future with the Premiership title race heating up.