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HOOPS WIN £3.5m STRIKER RACE

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PATRYCK KLIMALA has agreed a £3.5million move to Celtic, according to a report in Poland.

The 21-year-old Jagiellonia Białystok forward is on the wanted list of several clubs, but it looks as though the eight-in-a-row champions have won the race for the striker.

Neil Lennon ‘s side have been battling it out with Serie A outfit Genoa to land the frontman and the media in his homeland have indicated he will undergo a medical at Parkhead tomorrow before being unveiled as the Hoops’ first winter signing, as reported in the local media.

The Irishman has been searching for an attacker to help ease the burden on Odsonne Edouard who has been the team’s focal point up front for the past year with Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Issouf Bayo off the pace.

Klimala said: “If a club wants me and it’s a good opportunity for me then I will go and consider my options.

“But I want to make it clear that whatever club I sign for, I will be first-choice striker. I’m not going to be fourth choice or anything. That will highly influence my decision on which club to join.

“I also want to play in a league that gives me the chance to develop my game.

“Playing for Jagiellonia Białystok has been a brilliant influence in my life. It’s helped my formation as a person and improved my character. I would be very sad to leave the club.

“I haven’t rejected a new contract with them. I have a brief chat with the club president, but there was nothing formal.

“My ultimate goal is to play for Poland. But first I have to prove myself with the Under 21s and, hopefully, I will get a chance if I do well with them.”

Lennon will step up his recruitment drive in the forthcoming week with the only transfer business so far being the sale of Scott Sinclair to Preston and the impending move to Miami for Lewis Morgan.

 

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