Celtic have been heavily linked with a number of new strikers since the January transfer window reopened for business.
Following a fortnight of speculation, it appears Neil Lennon is set to secure his first deal of the window so far, with Patryk Klimala on the brink of joining the club.
According to the Daily Mail, the Hoops will sign the 21-year-old in a £3.5m deal which sees the new striker penning a four-and-a-half year deal.
Odsonne Edouard is the undisputed first choice striker at the club but the presence of an alternative option could give the club a vital boost in their bid to clinch a ninth straight SPFL title.
However, there are plenty of Celtic fans who are unconvinced by the imminent signing’s credentials and they took to Twitter to suggest this is a poor deal for the club.
In fact, a handful of fans have suggested the Hoops are set to welcome the wrong player to Paradise as they cited Andraz Sporar and Tino Kadewere – two strikers linked with January moves – as players they should have signed instead.
Would have been much happier with the Slovenian, more experienced and has a better goal scoring record
— chivs (@CHIVS105) January 12, 2020
Would have preferred the Slovenian or the Israeli as they look as if they have more about them and cover or for Eddy or beside him. The Polish boy looks like another project. Hope am wrong.
— Paradise (@67HolyGrd) January 12, 2020
Should be going for that le havre guy man
— Stuart Gilmour (@stoobygilmour) January 12, 2020
Would far rather take the chance on getting Sporar in than what seems likely to be Klimala. We need someone with experience to come in and challenge Edouard. https://t.co/StcOY5nDvN
— Stevie G (@stevieg_13) January 12, 2020
Looks like we’re signing this kilmala guy. Don’t know if he’s any good,would’ve preferred sporar considering he was playing in the europa league. But I’m hoping he’s good though
— Dmcdcfc (@Dmcdcfc1) January 13, 2020
Given the respective records of both players, it’s easy to understand why fans were feeling disappointed with the signing of Klimala over Sporar.
Sporar also has experience on his side at 25 years of age, but reports suggest he’s snubbed a move to Celtic in favour of Sporting Lisbon, per The Scotsman.
And in a similar vein to the fans above, there were plenty of others who suggested this is a misguided signing for the club, with two members of the Hoops faithful citing his stats as reason to suggest he’s the wrong man for the club.
— James Murphy (@JamesMurphy1976) January 12, 2020
Looking at his stats, that sounds like an awful lot of money
— King Jobbie (@kingjobbie) January 12, 2020
You seen his stats 🙈 the next Bayo 🤣🤣
— Steeviemck (@steevie19) January 12, 2020
Not the point mate, most fans feel that we need an established striker in their mid 20s with games under their belt. The guy might be a good prospect but that’s not what we need
— swedy (@brianmc111) January 12, 2020