Celtic to hold talks with Liel Abada’s agent as future hangs in balance

Celtic are set to hold talks with Liel Abada’s agent over the 22-year-old’s future at the clubs. Brendan Rodgers has said that he is doing all he can to support the player but admitted that a move may be an inevitability.

According to The Scottish Sun, a meeting is set to take place but a route towards the Celtic Park exit is awkward due to limited options at the present time.

MLS clubs are interested in signing Abada as he looks to leave the club due to the situation. The abuse that the player appears to have been getting on social media from accounts from his homeland for playing for Celtic will likely have been an enormous source of anxiety for the young man. The issue with a sale is that the player signed a long-term contract last summer and the club will likely demand £10m+ for the winger.

There appeared to be rhetoric in the media that Abada was finding it difficult and that clubs were considering a loan. In retrospect, it was probably an accurate reflection of the turmoil that the player finds himself in.

Liel Abada celebrates scoring our third goal during the 4-0 Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and theRangers at on September 03, 2022. Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In 112 appearances, Abada has 29 goals and 22 assists. The right winger was a huge part of the Ange Postecoglou era at the club and looked set to kick on under Rodgers but an injury then Israel’s invasion of Gaza increased the noise around the player.

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1 Comment

  1. Again what is very frustrating regarding Abada, is what possibly could have changed in the past 3 weeks, that wasn’t in existence when the transfer window was actually open?
    Another ridiculous situation to find ourselves in.
    No real surprise that Abada wants out of the club, as has been an ongoing issue for ages now, and prolonged with his own injury issues?
    Be surprised if we get anything close to what we thought he was once worth either imo?
    Another player who Rodgers hasn’t been able to do nothing with either, and wondering if he really was in the plans of Rodgers for the remainder of the season also?
    Yet again another embarrassing mess created within the club, and one that should have been resolved before now, especially with limited opportunities available to Abada with the transfer window closed?
    If kuhn is meant to be the possible replacement for Abada for the remainder of the season, then who’s bright idea was that one?
    And who’s responsible for letting a situation develop and without really finding the solution by the looks of things?