Frank McAvennie insists Patryk Klimala leaving Celtic to join New York Red Bulls is the best move for all parties.
The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims Klimala isn’t a bad player, he just isn’t cut out for Celtic.
The Glasgow Times report that Celtic have agreed a transfer with New York Red Bulls and will recoup most of what they paid for Klimala with the fee coming to around €4million with add-ons.
Klimala, 22, has scored three goals in 28 competitive appearances for Celtic since he joined the club from Jagiellonia Bialystok in January 2020.
McAvennie claims Celtic are getting a ‘great deal’ even if they end up losing some money on Klimala after an underwhelming spell at Parkhead.
“It’s the best move for everyone involved at this point,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“I think they [New York Red Bulls] are paying just under what we paid for him but it is still a great deal even though we’re losing money.
“For the boy, he got enough chances and it didn’t happen for him, sometimes that happens.
“He’s away to America and I think he’ll go down well over there, he’ll play well.
“He’s not a bad player, he’s just not what I would call a centre forward for Celtic. Good luck to him, it just didn’t work out over here.”
Celtic face a summer of change with a new manager needing to be appointed and numerous changes on the cards at boardroom level.
Long time Chief Executive Peter Lawwell will be stepping down after a lengthy spell at the club as Celtic look to bounce back next year after missing out on a historic tenth league title in a row.