Celtic must secure Abu Fani transfer

Celtic had one of their busiest ever summer transfer windows last year when they saw a wave of players make moves in and out of Parkhead.

One player the Hoops brought in during that period was Liel Abada, who joined from Israeli club Maccabi Petah Tikva in a deal worth a reported fee of £3.5m.

During his debut season at Parkhead, the winger went on to make 54 appearances for the Bhoys across all competitions, showing that he was certainly a prominent figure for Celtic throughout the campaign.

In those appearances, the 20-year-old scored 15 goals and delivered 11 assists in total.

Taking this into account, it’s safe to say that the Hoops were right to bring the young attacker to the club and give him the chance to shine.

Now that the summer transfer window is set to open for business tomorrow, this upcoming period could give the club the chance to replicate a similar sort of masterclass that they pulled off with Abada.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the Hoops have been scouting Maccabi Haifa midfielder Mohammed Abu Fani with a potential summer swoop in mind.

As a product of Haifa’s youth system, as Abada was from Petah Tikva, the midfielder has made 99 appearances for the Israeli club across all competitions, scoring ten goals and delivering seven assists along the way.

For his country, the midfielder has made 45 appearances across their youth and senior teams, finding the back of the net on six occasions.

Has Liel Abada been a good signing for Celtic?

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In January, journalist Sanny Rudravajhala quote-tweeted a now-deleted video clip of the 24-year-old keeping possession of the ball for his side during a game against Maccabi Tel Aviv, which he described as being a “thing of beauty”.

Moving forward, with Celtic and Ange Postecoglou showing just how beneficial it can be for the club to dip into the Israeli transfer market in terms of their move for Abada, if a move for Abu Fani can bring a similar sort of success to the side, then this should be a deal that the Hoops look to secure as soon as possible.

In other news: Postecoglou can seal his own Dembele as Celtic eye move for “prolific” 74 G/A wizard…