Two years ago I had a memorable journey from one end of Poland to the other, mostly in silent prayer that our man from Poland would slow down, to check out a few footballers, including Wisla Krakow striker, Pawel Brozek, who obliged with a goal.
Pawel has played mostly as a lone striker, he can hold the ball up and bring others into the game. He’s not a particularly tricky player but he has good positional sense inside the box. His move to Trabzonspor last year hasn’t worked out well as he has played back up to scoring sensation, Burak Yilmaz, who is averaging better than a goal per game in the league this season. Brozek’s record at Wisla was comparable to Maciej Zurawski, who he replaced as top striker in the league.
The Polish CQN brigade told me Celtic should move for Pawel and his twin brother before Trabzonspor signed them. When news leaked that Pawel was a target to replace ex-Rangers player (too soon?) Nikica Jelavic our man in Poland suggested he would pick up a lot of points for Rangers in the SPL.
If he comes to Celtic on a six month loan both parties will have plenty of opportunity to figure out if there is long term fit. In the meantime, should Pawel arrive we have someone to put pressure on Gary Hooper and Anthony Stokes and the Cheeky Chappie will have to consider his next move (again, too soon?).
On the subject of Jelavic…. Remember in August 2010 when we were told he “effectively went on strike” to engineer his escape from Rapid Vienna after the player declared he wasn’t able to face Aston Villa? I hear he’s unable to play against Hibs this afternoon.