There has been intense speculation surrounding the future of Liel Abada in the last period. It’s claimed by British media that Southampton are keen on Celtic forward Liel Abada.
The 21-year-old has been with Celtic since 2021, having signed for the club from Maccabi Petah Tikva for 4 million euros. His current deal expires in 2026.
The forward has featured in 41 matches for Celtic this term, netting 12 goals and providing 7 assists in all competitions.
He has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Israel. As a member of Israel national football team, Abada won nine caps and he scored one goal.
His performances have seen him become the target of many Premier League clubs including Southampton.
The Saints have earmarked Celtic forward Liel Abada as their target, with Rubén Sellés being a ‘huge admirer’ of the player. The Southampton manager has been impressed by his performances this season and could make a move this summer.
Someone with Abada’s skillset and potential will no doubt be an excellent signing for Sellés.
The former Maccabi Petah Tikva man is a decent finisher in front of the opponent’s goal and can also create some promising opportunities for his teammates to find the back of the net.
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According to the report, “Celtic forward Liel Abada is emerging on the radar of Southampton for a summer move. The 21-year-old has hit double-digits in the Scottish Premiership this season. The Israel international has 27 goals in 95 Celtic games in all competitions since arriving in 2021. Per The Mail, Southampton are ready to take a punt on Abada in the summer. The forward has not been able to agree a new contract with Celtic as yet. A potential fee of £10 million could be enough to convince the Scottish champions to sell.”
The Scottish giants feel under no pressure to sell and will “demand a significant fee” before letting him go.
Southampton have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Israel international.
Good signing for Southampton?
If Southampton and Sellés are seriously considering a forward, Abada could also prove to be a smart option.
Liel Abada will be an ideal choice for Sellés as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Southampton.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Southampton come calling for Abada this summer.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.