Patryk Klimala looks set to be closing in on a Celtic exit.
Interim manager John Kennedy admitted on Friday that the 22-year-old is days away from completing his move to MLS side New York Red Bulls.
Pundit Noel Whelan, talking to Football Insider, had his say on Celtic potentially making their money back, labelling the Hoops as ‘very lucky’ to make back their initial outlay on the striker.
“For someone who’s hardly featured, to recoup the £3.5million that you paid? That’s either very good business by the board or stupidity from the people that are buying him.
“They could have got him for cheaper probably but Celtic will not complain. Surplus to requirements, no club wants to lose money on a player.
“So, all in all, I think they would probably think themselves very lucky in that position that recoups everything that they paid.”
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We’re with Whelan in believing Celtic won’t complain about what they’ll be receiving for Klimala. His Transfermarkt value has halved during his 12 months at Celtic Park to £1.8m, but it seems as if the Hoops will be receiving double that amount from the MLS outfit.
You can understand why the 22-year-old’s valuation has dropped since his move to Parkhead. He has started just three league games during the current campaign and has failed to establish himself under either Neil Lennon or John Kennedy.
It hasn’t worked out for Klimala in Scotland, but financially it seems that Celtic won’t be making a loss on him.
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