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Celtic signing Patryk Klimala vows to score ‘a lot of goals’

The Poland under-21 striker joined the champions on Tuesday from Jagiellonia Bialystok.

New signing: Patryk Klimala SNS
New signing: Patryk Klimala

Celtic new boy Patryk Klimala has vowed to score goals and “bring happiness” after joining the Parkhead club.

The Poland under-21 striker joined the champions on Tuesday from Ekstraklasa side Jagiellonia Bialystok.

He penned a four-and-a-half year deal for a reported fee of £3.5m.

Klimala has scored seven in 17 league appearances this season and has promised to add to that tally in Glasgow.

Speaking through an interpreter at Celtic Park, he said: “It is my biggest achievement so far and I am delighted to finally sign a contract with such a big team.

“Celtic fans are going to see a player who has come here to score a lot of goals.

“That is what I am planning to do and I want to bring a lot of happiness to them.

“Scottish football is slightly different to what I experienced in Poland.

“It is more aggressive but I am up for it and will do my best.

“I have come here to win a lot of trophies with the team and do my best, as I said before, to bring a lot of happiness. That is my main goal.”

Celtic’s first signing of the January window will provide competition to French striker Odsonne Edouard.

With a Scottish Cup tie away to Partick Thistle on Saturday on the horizon, the 21-year-old said: “I don’t expect to be in the first team after three days.

“I would love to be in the first team, however, I will do my best to fight for my place.

“At the end of the day it is the coach’s decision.”

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