There’s a familiar feel about Celtic being unable to agree a new deal with Liel Abada, very reminiscent of what we heard in the months before Giorgos Giakoumakis and Josip Juranovic left the club.
Liel is one of my favourite Celtic players. His ability to find space in the box and convert chances is the most prized in the game. At 21, he has time to mature into a striker, just as Kyogo has, just as the Great Swede did, both in their mid-20s. This could be his trajectory and I would like to see him stay at Celtic to get there.
But we have to respect the Governing Law of Celtic. If we are to reach our potential, there has to be ruthless adherence to strategy. Bring them in, scout for replacements from the moment they arrive, sell them on at a mark up which supports growth, and go again.
To really kick on, we need to increase the velocity of churn in the squad. Players all just pass through Parkhead gate, none stay forever. This is the way it has to be.