The New York Red Bulls completed the transfer of Polish Youth International striker Patryk Klimala from Celtic FC and signed him to a four-year MLS contract with a club option, in late April. Klimala will fill a Young Designated Player and International spot on New York’s roster.
Patryk Klimala, 22, recently signed with Celtic F.C. on January 22, 2020 and made his first appearance a week later in a 3-0 Scottish Premiership win over St. Johnstone on Jan. 29. The Polish striker accrued 28 appearances with three goals and one assist in 681 minutes played across all competitions. While at Celtic, Klimala was also called into Poland’s Under-21 Youth National team during the 2020 season for the UEFA European U-21 Championship Qualifying. He tallied two goals and one assist in 278 minutes played over four matches.
Klimala began his professional career at Jagiellonia Bialystok, a first-division Poland squad, during the 2016-17 season, appearing in three matches. He then was loaned to Wigry Suwalki, a third-division Polish team, in the 2017-18 season where he compiled 13 goals and two assists in 27 matches played. Klimala returned to Jagiellonia Bialystok for the next two seasons (2018-19 & 2019-2020) and tallied 11 goals and four assists in 47 matches across all competitions.
Klimala has been a main fixture at the Polish Youth International level, having been featured for the Under-19s, U-20s and U-21s. He has recorded 15 caps with four goals and 1,084 minutes played.