“It feels amazing”, Liel Abada delighted as winger joins Celtic

Liel Abada joined Celtic today on a five-year deal with the 19-year-old expressing his delight at joining the club. Speaking to the club website, the player couldn’t hide his delight at the move from Maccabi Petah Tikva.

“It feels amazing to sign for a club like Celtic. This is a huge club and it’s an honour to sign for Celtic. I know the fans are incredible. I have watched some Celtic games in Israel so I know how amazing these fans are and how special this stadium is. I can’t wait to get out on the pitch to play and help my teammates bring more success to the club.

“I’m looking forward to meeting my teammates and the manager. I have heard great things about the facilities at Lennoxtown so I’m excited to get out on the training pitch and get down to work.”

The right-winger scored 13 goals and notched 4 assists last season which resulted in a number of teams pursuing the highly-rated youngster. However, Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic sealed a deal today bringing him in to offer competition for James Forrest.

The player will join up with his teammates on Friday as the squad prepare for the FC Midtjylland game with a pre-season game versus Preston North End on Saturday at Paradise. He is focused on winning the league title and is dedicated to helping achieve this.

“My main aim to help the team win the title. That’s my focus and I will give everything I have in training and out on the pitch to help the club achieve this.”

Abada will be in the manager’s thoughts after Mikey Johnston and Karamoko Dembele were forced from the field with injuries. The pair looked in pain after they were subbed off, which will be a cause of concern for the Australian manager.

The Israeli will take the No.11 shirt that was vacated by Patryk Klimala, who departed for New York Red Bulls at the end of last season. Hopefully, Abada is more like the man that wore the number before Klimala, Scott Sinclair.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.


  1. 5yr contract hope he turns into good player needs to learn to go down with trip cause if your to honest you don’t get especially wearing hoops by spl refs that’s first lesson if you beat one player there no chance your beating other player spl refs against celtic don’t book these players until last 10 mins with is just for show there is no booking for consistent fouls again until last 10mins its that blatant but they know no ones going to bring it up its ruining but as long as celtic don’t win and last two season it’s got worse

  2. Does know one else get frustrated when refs don’t play advantage for one team and not the other their is definitely a law for one game is yellow card for bad tackles or consitant fouling then their under pressure the can’t jump into tackle which gives the footballers advantage but not spl refs don’t do that unless extreme how many times brownie gey booked for three fouls good that’s the law but opposition always get final 15 or really bad 20 minutes