Crystal Palace have made an approach to Celtic over a move for Liel Abada, according to The Scottish Sun’s David Friel.
The Lowdown: Abada profiled
Abada only made the move to Celtic last summer, costing £3m from Maccabi Petah Tikva.
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Primarily a right-winger, the 20-year-old has enjoyed a fine first season in Scotland, scoring 13 times and registering nine assists in 37 appearances, adding to both tallies in a 3-0 win over Rangers on Wednesday.
Interestingly, he appeared to clash with Odsonne Edouard over a penalty before the Frenchman made the move to Selhurst Park back in August, and it seems as if Abada is now wanted by Palace officials as well.
The Latest: Approach made
According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic have rejected a ‘tentative approach’ from the Eagles, who have been impressed by Abada in recent months.
They add that the Scottish giants have no plans to sell the Israeli, who is under contract until 2026.
The Verdict: One to keep an eye on?
Abada, who can play anywhere across the front three, appears to be a star of the future, so Palace may end up keeping tabs on his situation over the coming years.
The Hoops clearly don’t want to lose the versatile forward who Stiliyan Petrov called ‘outstanding’, and hold all the cards due to his long-term deal in Scotland.
However, we’ve seen in the past that players are keen to move south from Scotland in order to join a Premier League side, so a move for Abada could be one to keep an eye on over the coming years to bolster Palace’s exciting attacking ranks.
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