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Report: Celtic hierarchy ready for attacker to have big impact in 2020-21

Celtic coaches believe that January signing Patryk Klimala could come into his own next season, once he gets a proper pre-season under his belt, according to Football Insider.

The 21-year-old joined the Bhoys from Jagiellonia Bialystok at the beginning of the year but has only made four appearances in total as he adjusts to life in Glasgow.

Klimala was signed for £3.5 million so clearly the Celtic coaches rated the centre-forward highly to spend that sort of money on him, and they still believe he has plenty to offer in the campaign to come.

The Bhoys players have already begun preparing for next term, albeit only with some light fitness work, but Neil Lennon and his backroom staff are confident their investment will pay dividends as they look to maintain their stranglehold on Scottish football.

Celtic will hope those feelings ring true because they face going into the new campaign looking for someone to step up and be counted, should they receive a bid for Odsonne Edouard which they are unable to turn down.

Klimala was a prolific striker in Poland before the Bhoys took him to Celtic Park, and while he has largely been forgotten about since an initial burst of matches upon his arrival, much of that was down to the amazing form the side were in.

The Pole was unable to force his way back in to the starting XI as the Scottish Premiership headed towards its premature climax due to the coronavirus.

Lennon is understood to have put a fitness plan in place for the Celtic attacker, one which if he adheres to could have significant implications for the player and the club respectively.

Even if Edouard does remain at the Bhoys, there will still be a role for Klimala as the Glasgow giants go about impressing on the European scene as well as the domestic one.

If the coaching staff are correct, the Polish forward could well be one to watch next term.

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