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Celtic transfer news: Liel Abada set to join MLS side Charlotte FC in £10m deal after passing medical

Celtic are set to receive £10m for Liel Abada, who was signed for a reported £3.5m in July 2021; the Israel international has completed his medical at MLS side Charlotte FC

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 30: Celtic's Liel Abada in action during a cinch Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park, on December 30, 2023, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Image: Liel Abada is set to leave Celtic for the MLS

Liel Abada is set to complete his move from Celtic to MLS side Charlotte FC within 48 hours after completing his medical.

A fee of £10m was agreed for the Israel international to head to America - with the winger set to work under former Aston Villa and Leicester boss Dean Smith, who is head coach at Charlotte FC.

The winger joined Celtic in July 2021
Image: The winger joined Celtic in July 2021

Celtic are expected to make a sizeable profit on the 22-year-old, who they signed for a reported £3.5m from Israeli side Maccabi Petah Tikva in July 2021.

Abada signed a new four-year deal at Celtic in the summer after strong interest from other clubs.

However, Abada has had a limited role this season due to injury and issues off the field.

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Brendan Rodgers admits Liel Abada might have to leave Celtic because his player’s concerns for his family during the ongoing conflict in the Middle East are far more important than football

Brendan Rodgers admitted last month that Abada may have to leave Celtic due to concerns for his family during the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

Abada has not played for Celtic since the 2-1 win at Hibernian on February 7, with Rodgers explaining that he "wasn't in the right frame of mind".

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He has scored 22 goals and registered 29 assists for Celtic in 112 appearances and played a starring role in Ange Postecoglou's treble-winning side last season.

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