Celtic hope to sign Polish striker Patryk Klimala this week after the player jetted in to Glasgow for talks.

The attacker has been watched by Hoops scouts on a number of occasions who clearly like what they've seen.

Manager Neil Lennon has made it clear he's desperate to add to his firepower with Odsonne Edouard carrying most of the responsibility this season so far. Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo have both been out of action for a while and the Frenchman can't be expected to do it all himself.

Celtic target Patryk Klimala reveals he only wants to join a club where he's the first choice striker

That's why Klimala has been identified sharpish by Celts who have reportedly agreed to pay his four million Euros buyout clause from Jagiellonia Bialystok in his native country.

At just 21-years-old, Klimala could prove somewhat of a gamble for Celtic. Having played the majority of his young career in the Ekstraklasa, Klimala does not yet have the experience outside of his nations' league. Though 19 goals and seven assists in all competitions since 2017 is a decent return.

An impressive 13 goals in 27 games for Wigry Suwalki in the I League during a successful loan spell was enough to see him return to Bialystok City Stadium where he continued his form.

Klimala has warned any potential suitors that he doesn't plan on sitting on the sidelines to accommodate a number one striker. In this instance, Odsonne Edouard who has scored 17 goals in 31 appearances this season alone, in all competitions.

Polish reports claim Celtic on verge of completing £3.5 million capture of striker Patryk Klimala

"First of all, I don’t want to be the fourth choice, only the first," the player said. "I want to develop, so I will also choose a league that will give me that." His first difficult hurdle will be to oust Edouard - an unenviable task.

One aspect which could prove fruitful for both player and club is the option to play Klimala at left-wing. The Polish star has done a job on the flank for his side previously and, after the sale of Scott Sinclair and injury to Mohamed Elyounoussi, a short spell on the left-hand side could endear Klimala to his fans and management team. Any player willing to put in a shift for Celtic has always been well taken-to by the support.

A £3.5million outlay for Celtic may not be the largest fee paid by Neil Lennon but it's more than just a chunk of change, too. Celtic will feel they are due a return almost immediately if they do indeed stump up that kind of cash in January. Still, in the case of strikers they have looked at this month between Andraz Sporar and Tino Kadewere, Klimala arguably represents the best value for money.

Klimala is a speedster striker with pace to spare. His ability to run in behind his markers would be an ideal attribute to compliment what Celtic already have at their disposal. Recently compared to Leigh Griffiths in his style, pairing him with Edouard may be something Lennon considers.