Celtic Could Be Set For £11M Transfer Windfall

Celtic Could Be Set For £11M Transfer Windfall

Celtic will receive £11m from the sale of winger Liel Abada to Charlotte FC if all performance-related add-ons are triggered, according to the Daily Mail.

The MLS side will pay an initial £8m for the Israeli international but, depending on how well he plays, the Hoops could stand to gain an extra £3m on top of that.

Abada is able to move to the United States because MLS teams can apply for an “international transfer certificate” which they can use to sign a player from a club abroad before April 23rd.

It will allow the 22-year-old to leave Celtic Park outside of the confines of the Scottish transfer window.

Abada has not made an appearance for Celtic in nearly a month

The Israeli was sidelined with a thigh muscle injury that had kept him out of action between early September and late December, but he did make his comeback in the last Glasgow derby against Rangers.

Abada went on to play 5 more games for the first team before he was left out of the matchday squad for the 2-0 win over St Mirren in the Scottish FA Cup.

The Celtic star has not been in the right frame of mind to play

Manager Brendan Rodgers said last month that there was a “possibility” that the wide man would move on loan or potentially leave on a permanent basis. He said that the player was affected by what was happening in his homeland:

“I’m really empathetic towards the issue that he has. It’s more than football, it’s at a human level and we have to respect that.”

“He’s training, he’s working but as I said it’s all about the mind and if you’re not quite right or ready then I can’t take any risk with him and protect the squad as well.”

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.