LIEL ABADA has emerged as a reported transfer target for Turkish outfit Fenerbache.
The 21-year-old Israeli international winger was one of Ange Postecoglou’s first buys for the Hoops during his frantic squad revamp.
The newly-appointed manager arrived in June 2021 and signed Abada in a lightning £3.5million move from Maccabi Petah Tikva the following month. The new Bhoy scored on his debut in the Greek-Australian’s first competitive game, the 1-1 Champions League qualifier against FC Midtjylland exactly two years ago today.
Now, though, Abada has been linked with a move away from the treble winners, according to the Daily Mail.
PARADISE…Liel Abada celebrates his first goal for Celtic on his debut – TWO years ago today.
Fenerbahce, who signed Ibrox free agent Ryan Kent last month, are allegedly monitoring the exciting 21-year-old raider who is under contract at the champions until June 2026.
Abada has also been viewed as a potential purchase by Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon, as CQN reported earlier this month.
The winger, who played in Brendan Rodgers’ side that Lost 6-4 to Yokohama F Marinos last night, has been involved in a variety of transfer tales since knocking back an enhanced contract extension from the champions on November 1 last year at the same time as Giorgos Giakoumakis who joined MLS outfit Atlanta United in February.
Abada, who must be rated in the £10million bracket at least, has netted 28 goals in 101 appearances, including the second in the 3-1 Scottish Cup Final triumph over Inverness Caley Thistle last month that sealed the world record eighth domestic treble
DOUBLE-UP…Liel Abada whips in Celtic’s second goal on their way to a Scottish Cup Final win last month.
The lively raider came off the substitutes’ bench to convert a low left-wing cross from Callum McGregor and then set up the third and clinching strike for Filipe Jota.
During the season as speculation heightened about the player’s future, he said: “I am really happy at Celtic. Everyone looks after me and tries to help me get better.
“My relationships with the players and staff is very good. So, I am really happy here. There is no rush. I have time.”