Liel Abada has committed his long-term future to Celtic, signing a four-year deal that keeps him at the club until the summer of 2027.
Abada has been the subject of significant transfer interest in recent months. Fabrizio Romano reported earlier that ‘many clubs’ had been keen on him this summer, while Brendan Rodgers has also confirmed that Celtic were aware of teams after him.
The manager said [Celtic FC]: “I am delighted that Liel has extended his contract with the Club. We know there was significant interest in Liel from other clubs so we’re delighted that he has committed his future to Celtic.
“Already he has made a great contribution to Celtic, delivering some great performances and making a real impact.
“His energy and ability are real assets to us and his delivery in terms of goals and assists from wide areas has been excellent.
“He is a fantastic young player and now we hope he can build on what he has achieved so far and develop even further.”
Abada has scored a healthy 29 goals in 105 appearances for the Bhoys, adding 21 assists to that record. He’s a lethal finisher in the box and, over time, can become a more potent creative outlet from the wing, too.
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The player himself said: “I’m really happy to sign the new contract. Celtic is a big club with big fans and I love the club. Now we have a target for this season and we’re looking forward. The most important thing for me is to improve every day and in every game. I want to get better for the team to achieve our targets.
“Every time I score for this club is really amazing. To score in Celtic Park is always special and the atmosphere is amazing. Hopefully I can show more this season for everyone and I will try and get better for the team.
“Every time you play at a club like Celtic you have a lot of great players and a lot of competition. For me, the most important thing is to work hard every day and gain experience from the staff and improve for the team.”
The Israeli international is now expected to play a significant role in Rodgers’ starting eleven and could be in the team for Sunday’s trip to Ibrox to face Rangers.