Liel Abada can break Jota’s transfer record when he leaves Celtic

Liel Abada can smash the record-breaking transfer fee that Celtic received for Jota.
The little Israeli is a top-tier talent and has proven himself a classy operator since his move from Maccabi Petah Tikva in his homeland back in 2021. At just £3.5 million, Abada has been worth his weight in goals – literally.
He has a wonderful instinct for finishing and his elusive movement in and around the opposition penalty area is an excellent weapon to have in our arsenal. The news that the diminutive forward will be staying at Celtic Park for the foreseeable to work with Brendan Rodgers is a real boost to the club heading into next season.

Liel Abada Celtic, JULY 19, 2023 – Football / Soccer : Friendly match between Yokohama F.Marinos 6-4 Celtic FC at Nissan Stadium in Kanagawa, Japan.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Liel.
Abada definitely has elements of his game that he has to improve upon; mainly being more consistent in his performances and his crossing of the ball at times. However, it cannot be denied that this lad is destined for the elite in the game and working with the Irishman could shoot him into that stratosphere.
Another contract extension would be great news to hear from Parkhead and it could be just around the corner after Brendan Rodgers revealed he wants to stay. It would also safeguard the potential future value of the Israeli and provide Celtic with that security that is needed in modern football. There’s no doubt that currently, the Hoops should be looking for far more than the £10 million fee touted in the mainstream media. That would be a steal for whoever signed Liel and would leave a considerable void in our squad of players.

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)

After losing Portuguese winger Jota to the Saudi Pro League and Al-Ittihad, the team has already had a significant dent in a creative aspect. Losing Liel too would have been a really tough one to take. The news though that he wants to stay and improve with the Irishman is music to the ears and keeps the atmosphere buoyant around the club. If all goes to plan, and Liel has the season we all know he can under Rodgers, we could be looking at breaking that recent £27 million transfer fee again in the near future.
Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.


  1. “It cannot be denied that this lad is destined for the elite in the game”

    He can’t beat a man so it very much can. If he and Maeda are our 1st choice wingers we have big problems and can forget about scoring goals in the Champions League

  2. For God’s sake. He has just committed himself to the club and you are talking about when he leaves.
    Give it a rest! Abada is a fabulous player and I want him to stick around. He will get better and better.