Neil Lennon believes the signing of Polish internationalist, Pawel Brozek, from Trabzonspor will significantly boost Celtic’s attacking options. The 28-year-old striker is the Hoops’ fourth recruit of the January transfer window, following the arrivals of Mikael Lustig, Rabiu Ibrahim and fellow Pole, Jaroslaw Fojut, who has signed a pre-contract agreement with the club.
Delighted to have secured Brozek’s services for the remainder of the campaign, the manager highlighted his impressive goalscoring credentials and reckoned he was a player hungry for success.
He told this week´s Celtic View: “He scored a lot of goals in Poland and he will give the squad a jag. I can’t keep relying on Gary Hooper and Stokesy for the goals. If one of them gets injured or suspended, we could be a goalscorer short, and Pawel is a goalscorer.
“His record in Poland is excellent. He’s gone to Trabzonspor and for one reason or another it’s not worked out in terms of the amount of games he’s played.
“It might be because they played a different formation but what we do know is that he’s a goalscorer – right-foot, left-foot, and he can head the ball as well.
“The other good thing about it is that he’s got the Euros in front of him and he needs to play to stake a claim. It’s in his home country so he will come here very motivated to play and to be successful.
“He’s like Hooper – sharp with good feet and he knows where the goal is – and also a bit like Maciej Zurawski when he first came.”