Celtic confirm transfer of Liel Abada to Charlotte FC

Celtic this evening confirmed that Liel Abada has been transferred to, Charlotte FC.. The club has agreed a deal with the MLS side with the transfer fee being in the region of £10m.  Abada has been unhappy at Celtic since October when the Green Brigade’s banner on the day the violence began in the region broke out.

Incredible backlash

That led to an incredible backlash against Celtic in Israel – but nowhere else – and Abada was targeted by trolls from his homeland criticising him for playing for Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers tried hard to keep the player at the club but he wanted away and tonight the deal was done to take Abada to the States.

The Celtic statement announcing the transfer of Liel Abada reads as follows:

Liel Abada has joined MLS side, Charlotte FC. The 22-year-old spent just over two-and-a-half years with Celtic, having joined from Maccabi Petah Tikva in July 2021, and making a total of 112 appearances.

He made his debut in a UEFA Champions League qualifier against FC Midtjylland at Celtic Park that same month, and scored the first of 29 goals for the Hoops in a 1-1 draw.

In total, he scored 15 goals in that 2021/22 season as Celtic won the League Cup and the Premiership title.

The following season, the Hoops went one better, securing a domestic treble, with Liel Abada scoring 13 goals, including a hat-trick in a 9-0 win over Dundee United and a double in a 4-0 derby win over Rangers.

His 29th and final goal for the club came this season when he scored in a 3-1 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

Everyone at Celtic thanks Liel for his great contribution to the club and we sincerely wish him the very best for the future.

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