Celtic transfer news: Scottish Premiership club sign Israel international winger Liel Abada from Maccabi Petah Tikva


Celtic have accomplished the signing of Israel worldwide winger Liel Abada on a five-year deal from Maccabi Petah Tikva, topic to worldwide clearance.

The 19-year-old turns into new boss Ange Postecoglou’s third summer time signing following the sooner arrivals of Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide from Sheffield Wednesday.

Predominantly a right-winger, Abada got here via the youth system at Maccabi Petah Tikva and went on to seem on 76 events, scoring 20 instances.

Abada was first capped by the senior Israel aspect in June when he featured in a 3-1 victory towards Montenegro.

He’s anticipated to hitch up his new team-mates and start coaching on Friday, when the gamers return to Lennoxtown following Wednesday evening’s recreation towards Bristol Metropolis.

His arrival boosts Celtic’s huge choices with James Forrest in self-isolation, whereas Mohamed Elyounoussi returned to dad or mum membership Southampton on the finish of final season following the conclusion of his mortgage spell.

Israel winger Abada joins from Maccabi Petah Tikva

Postecoglou optimistic on ‘imminent’ new signings

Ange Postecoglou is optimistic Celtic will announce some new signings and says he won’t plead with present gamers to remain.

The futures of Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer stay unsure, with one 12 months remaining on the pair’s contracts at Celtic Park.

Postecoglou mentioned: “We try to get some gamers in and hopefully get some offers completed.

“We want some gamers to return in as a result of we misplaced a good few from final 12 months. It’s not a simple course of in the meanwhile, however we’re pushing exhausting and hopefully we’ll get some within the subsequent few days.

“I am unable to management who leaves, what I can management and push for is to deliver individuals in.”


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