UPDATE: Celtic agrees £3.5m fee for Polish ace and ‘set for medicals’ – End of Griffiths

According to report from Poland, in-demand Celtic target Patryk Klimala has agreed a £3.5m move to join Parkhead outfits.

The 21-year-old Jagiellonia Białystok centre forward has been on books of many clubs but it appears the Hoops are leading the way for his signature this month.

The Scottish side have been battling it out with Serie A side Genoa to secure the services of the 21-year-old striker and the media in his homeland via the Daily Record have indicated that he is ‘set to undergo a medical’ on Monday before being unveiled as Celtic’s first winter signing.

Celtic have been in the marking for a striker to help share the load alongside Odsonne Edouard and it seems they have finally found their man.

However, the former Legia Warsaw hitman insists he won’t be happy to play second fiddle at his new club.

He 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.”

Having said he won’t be happy to play as a second fiddle for any team, his move to Celtic doesn’t seem will materialize and should the club still pushes for his signature despite that, it could well mean they’re finally considering to let go of Leigh Griffiths.

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Author: chris darwen