Celtic’s Euro rivals have hit back at the claim they tried to sign Patryk Klimala in this window before Celtic outbid the Danish side.

The two clubs will go head to head in February with a place in the last 16 of the Europa League up for grabs but it appears the talking is starting very early.

Copenhagen boss Stale Solbakken has taken the unusual position at hitting out at now Celtic player Patry Klimala after it emerged Copenhagen reportedly tried to grab the striker before the Scottish Champions.

This is all a bit petty, but Solbakken obviously felt the news that Celtic, their Euro rivals, had gazumped them to a player could be seen as damaging.

Solbakken told RecordSport “We were linked and apparently had negotiations with a striker I had never heard of.

“We are not in a financial position where we can afford to spend money like that anyway.

“It was reported we were outbid, but we weren’t part of any bidding for him.”

There were reports that we tried to buy Patryk Klimala.

“Normally, we do not comment on this, but in this case, FCK did not submit a bid to either club, the player or his agent.”

Klimala said last week the Danish side were in for him but when he heard about the Celtic interest that went on the back burner:

“It’s true there was a bid from Copenhagen on the table.” Klimala told RecordSport.

“But as soon as Celtic came in with their offer I wasn’t considering any of the other clubs. I’m looking forward to playing against Copenhagen in Europe now.”

Celtic topped their Europa League group last year and will now be looking to get as far as possible in the competition. Copenhagen pose a serious threat and the bhoys going in as favourites always makes this Celtic fan uneasy!

Hopefully by the time the game comes around the Celtic team will be in full flow.


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