Pundit Noel Whelan has recently delivered his verdict on Patryk Klimala, making his views clear about his potential exit.
Klimala was linked with a move to MLS side NY Red Bulls in recent weeks, with the American side eyeing a permanent transfer for the young forward.
Klimala might have burnt his bridges with Celtic
Whelan was recently talking to Football Insider and he gave his views about the potential exit of Klimala. He believes that irrespective of who the next Celtic manager is, Klimala will depart Parkhead. The pundit feels that it is time for the forward to move on as the bridges have been burnt already.
Is Klimala good enough for Celtic?
The pundit stated: “I think regardless of who comes in, Klimala’s time is up. I think bridges have been burnt. It is time for him to move on.
“You need to be strong with players and Kennedy has done that. Klimala is not needed. He is surplus to requirements so you have got to try and get rid of him this summer.
“If you are not showing significant signs of improvement then you have to move on, especially at a big club like Celtic. This is the footballing world.”
Klimala had arrived at Parkhead from Polish club Jagiellonia Bialystok for a fee of £3.60 million. Since joining the club in January 2020, the striker has played 28 times in all competitions only, scoring three times for the side (as per Transfermarkt).
Klimala would still need replacing
Klimala has come on from the bench 14 times in the Premiership this season, starting three games. He also made four appearances in the Europa League, which shows that even if he isn’t a regular for the Hoops, he does add depth to the side (as per Whoscored).
In a situation like that, losing Klimala could be another big loss to the side even despite his less than impressive goalscoring exploits. If he does go, it is critical the Bhoys bring more depth in to replace him.
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