Celtic striker Patryk Klimala was hoping to have been named a New York Red Bull player on Friday.
The player is in New York as we speak and has passed a medical which was the final part of the puzzle, or so he thought.
Paperwork allowing him to work in the US has still to go through and until it does, the deal can’t be confirmed.
The forward was hoping to be part of the matchday squad on Sunday when Red Bulls take on Sporting Kansas but that’s off the table at this point in proceedings.
Klimala doesn’t really need to get up to speed, the lad is clearly fit and raring to go.
He’s not had that much game time this season but it’s clear the striker will have no issue diving in at the deep end when the paperwork does eventually go through.
Celtic have played a blinder with this deal and it represents a great piece of business for a player we had no intention of using going forward. Glasgow Live report Celtic could recoup the money paid for him; that’s around £3.5m.
The Klimala Deal could be the final player transfer Peter Lawwell is heavily involved with.