With all of the current goings on at Celtic and the hunt for a new manager, it can be difficult to remember that there is other news surrounding the club.

With the recent transfer speculation surrounding Matt O’Riley and Kyogo Furuhashi doing the rounds, it seems the Celtic fans have more things to keep them occupied than just managerial updates.

However, in other news, Celtic have apparently refused to release their talented winger, Liel Abada for u21 international duty. According to media outlet One, the Israeli u21 manager, Guy Lauzon approached Celtic with a request to release him for the upcoming UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

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The u21 side are due to face England, Germany and the Czech Republic in the tournament in Georgia. Their first fixture is on the 22nd of June against the Germans. [UEFA]

Whilst Celtic can deny Abada permission to meet up with the u21 squad, they will be obligated to release him for the senior squad should the national team manager, Alon Hazan come calling.

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The senior national side are due to play a Euro 2024 qualifiers doubleheader against Belarus on the 16th of June and then again on the 19th of June against Andorra. Abada has been capped nine times for the senior squad and eight times for the u21s.

Despite his recent injury and limited minutes from the bench, Abada has been in good form for Celtic this season. In 47 appearances for the club, the winger has scored 13 times and created nine. [Transfermarkt]

He also scored in the Scottish Cup Final against Inverness Caley Thistle to help Celtic seal a historic treble. Abada himself has been the subject of transfer speculation this season but after sealing the league title at Tynecastle last month, Abada said he is happy at the club.

In other news, Celtic-linked Kjetil Knutsen addresses future amid Ajax speculation

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