LIEL ABADA has become Celtic’s newest signing and is ready to hit the ground running.

The player has already visited Celtic Park and is ready to get his Hoops career underway.

The Celtic website confirmed this evening the winger will meet up with his new teammates on Friday when the bhoys train at Lennoxtown.

Liel will be looking to make an impression when he gets onto the training field.

Talking about signing for Celtic, the player was delighted:

“It feels amazing to sign for a club like Celtic,” said the Israeli international. “This is a huge club and it’s an honour to sign for Celtic. I know the fans are incredible. I have watched some Celtic games in Israel so I know how amazing these fans are and how special this stadium is. I can’t wait to get out on the pitch to play and help my teammates bring more success to the club.

“I’m looking forward to meeting my teammates and the manager. I have heard great things about the facilities at Lennoxtown so I’m excited to get out on the training pitch and get down to work.”

The good news for Celtic is the player has already undergone a lot of pre-season formalities and has played games, so in theory, he can get straight into things at the club.

“Pre-season for me has been good. I was playing international football and have been training in pre-season so I am feeling good and ready to play. I know there are important games very soon so I will be ready if the manager calls on me.

“My main aim to help the team win the title. That’s my focus and I will give everything I have in training and out on the pitch to help the club achieve this.”

Abada becomes Ange Postecoglou’s first major signing of the window with some hard cash being put down to land the midfielder.

The winger can also play up front and has been known to find the back of the net. He has pace and a good attacking mind, where Liel lacks is probably on the defensive side of the game; he will need to develop how he tracks back, defends and tackles from high areas of the pitch.

As we all know, Ange Postecoglou wants his teams pressing as high up the field as they can.


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