One of the Red Bulls most recent disappointing big-time acquisitions is no longer a member of the team.
Forward Patryk Klimala, who endured two underachieving seasons with the MLS club, has been transferred to Israel Premier League side Hapoel Be’er Sheva F.C., the club announced late Sunday night.
The Red Bulls will retain a sell-on percentage of the transfer fee if Klimala is sold to another club.
The club will save seven figures in its salary cap. Klimala had a base salary of $1 million in 2022 and had a guaranteed compensation of $1.135 million, according to the MLS Players Association.
“We want to thank Patryk for everything he has done for the club,” head of sport Jochen Schneider said in a statement. “We wish him and his family all the best in their future endeavors.”
Klimala, 24, has been with New York for the last two seasons, where he made 57 MLS appearances. He recorded 13 goals and 10 assists across 3,740 minutes. In his first season, Klimala scored a club-high eight goals and added seven assists in 29 matches (26 started).
He also played with Celtic F.C., where he made 28 appearances and recorded three goals in 681 minutes across all competitions. Klimala made his debut for the club on Jan. 29, 2020, in a 3-0 win against St. Johnstone. He began his professional career with Jagiellonia Bialystok, making 47 appearances and scoring 11 goals.