Liel Abada set for Celtic exit as report claims permanent deal agreed

Liel Abada looks set to leave Celtic with a move to MLS side FC Charlotte. The Israeli winger has struggled to deal with the scrutiny from his homeland due to playing for Celtic owing to the Celtic support standing by Palestine against the invasion of Gaza by Israeli forces.

According to Football Insider, a deal has been agreed with the MLS side with the winger pushing for an exit.

The fee will be interesting to see and it is an absolute must that Celtic have a sizeable sell-on fee for the young attacker. Brendan Rodgers sidelined the player, who has been receiving awful abuse from Israeli accounts on his Instagram page due to the association with Celtic. This will have played a huge part in unsettling the winger and ultimately pushing him out.

Since arriving in the summer of 2021, Abada has been an excellent acquisition by Celtic and now, it looks as if the current issue is forcing a premature departure. The Celtic manager dealt with the player in the best possible manner by getting an arm around him and convincing him that he will not face a backlash from fans over his nationality. It must be reinforced that this isn’t the case and the player has been supported by Celtic fans.

In 106 appearances, Abada has assisted 21 times while netting on 29 occasions. His goal contributions have been missed this year as injuries and personal issues have kept him out the side.

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  1. At a guess we stand to potentially lose out on maybe as much as over 10M upon the value of Abada imo?
    Still think as a club we should have got the Abada situation handled far better during the January window.
    Could well up being a very costly mistake made on our behalf.
    Just another to add to the ever growing list that’s becoming a feature of our whole season to date imo?

  2. Martin Blackshaw on

    I’ll be glad to see the back of that moody wee wean, he has failed badly in his contractual duty to a club that put him on the footballing map and effectively given the two-finger salute to the majority of the fans who supported him. Let him now take himself and his persecution complex off to pastures new and let Celtic resolve from this day never again to sign an Israeli. Israel is part of a troubled region of the Middle East and its politics should never be allowed to enter into our sporting arenas in Scotland.

    A big thank you will surely also be accorded by the Rangers fans to the Green (Red) Brigade for its geoploitical agitating in this unsavoury business of Abada’s departure. After all, it was those targeted pro-Palestine banners that screamed “move on” to abada. He obliged and now Celtic Football Club has lost a key player at a key time of the season. Maybe the time has come for the vast majority of Celtic fans to arrange their own Parkhead banner message – demanding the life banning of that relatively small group of Marxist subversives who consistently disgrace and harm the club and its reputation.

    • Get a grip of yourself calling Celtic supporters Marxist,if thats how you feel

      start watching Therangers

      • Martin Blackshaw on

        I didn’t call the Celtic supporters Marxists, I called the Green Brigade element Marxists, which is exactly what they are. Do you actually know anything about Marxism and its aims? No, I thought not. You can’t even read and understand a comment correctly.

    • Get your head out of your backside!
      Abada is going because of those so-called “fans” in the corner who have forced him out.
      They are not Celtic fans. They are mindless argumentative people who just want to protest for the sake of protesting. The protest about stuff they don’t understand and know nothing about. They just like to protest. They are so big and brave they hide behind face-masks!
      Cowards who are destroying our club and country.