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Red Bulls sign Celtic FC striker Patryk Klimala

Field Level Media
23 Apr 2021, 01:19 GMT+10

The New York Red Bulls announced the signing Thursday of Celtic FC striker Patryk Klimala to a four-year contract with a club option.

The 22-year-old native of Poland will fill Young Designated Player and international slots on the MLS club's roster.

Klimala made 28 appearances and tallied three goals and one assist with the Scottish Premier League powerhouse.

"We're delighted to complete this deal and welcome Patryk to our club," Red Bulls head of sport Kevin Thelwell said in a release. "Patryk is a talented young forward who has proven that he can score goals and create in a variety of ways. We believe he has the ability to impact games in MLS now, and the potential to continue to grow and succeed in years to come. We look forward to welcoming him to New York and getting him acclimated to our club."

Before joining Celtic in 2020, Klimala recorded seven goals and three assists in 17 league games in his final season with Poland's Jagiellonia Bialystok.

"I'm very happy with Patryk's decision to join us," Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber said in a release. "At both the club and youth international level he has shown that he has high potential. He demonstrates a strong work ethic against the ball, which is very important to our style of play, and has very good instincts around the goal. His movement and ability in the final third give the team another weapon."

New York lost 2-1 at home in its season opener Saturday against Sporting Kansas City. The Red Bulls go on the road to face the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday.

--Field Level Media

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