Last month, Polish striker Patryk Klimala departed the club to join MLS side New York Red Bulls.

Some fans felt, that with the fee that was being offered for the Polish frontman it was a simple decision for the club to make. However, it appears that wasn’t the case.

In an interview with The Athletic, New York Red Bulls sporting director Kevin Thelwell revealed that some officials at the club in fact did not want to let the 22-year old leave the club, claiming that if given the opportunity he could have shown more potential and what he can do in the Hoops.

“I had outstanding references on him at Celtic.

“There were some people there who didn’t want to let him go, didn’t feel he had the opportunity perhaps he should have done and were also saying if he did get the opportunity Celtic would have been a lot better for it. These are people I trust and people we trust within our network.”

When it comes to the sale of Klimala, you can definitely see why the club took the decision to let the young striker go, making our money back after just over a year at the club.

At the same time, it was interesting to hear that some officials had their doubts over letting him go.

Only will tell whether we should have let Klimala go or held on and gave him more opportunities next season to possibly flourish.

The deal netted Patryk a cool €1m a year deal.


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