Patryk Klimala sealed a permanent move away from Celtic on Thursday, and details have now emerged which could be a big boost for new Hoops chief Dominic McKay.
The club confirmed that the striker has joined MLS side New York Red Bulls, ending his 15-month stay at Parkhead.
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No finances were shared by the Hoops in their official Thursday statement on the forward, however, Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph shared the fee on Twitter.
Joseph revealed Celtic will be receiving £3.5m for the 22-year-old.
“UPDATE: We’ve had confirmation from the US that New York Red Bulls are paying $4.8m (£3.5m) for Celtic striker Patryk Klimala.”
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McKay, who arrived at the club on Monday, will surely be delighted at this update – not because the club desperately needed to move Klimala on, but due to the finances involved in the transfer.
Klimala’s Transfermarkt valuation dropped by half to £1.8m during his time in Scotland, so it could be seen as great news that the Hoops will be receiving close to double that figure.
He struggled to make an impact at Parkhead, but recouping the majority of the fee they forked out for Klimala in 2020 may allow McKay to put that money towards summer acquisitions, making the new Hoops chief’s job that much easier as the club enters what is sure to be an intriguing summer.
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