Be’er Sheva boss Yossi Abukasis has recently confirmed his club’s interest in bringing Celtic’s Hatem Abd Elhamed back to the club in the near future.
It has been reported previously that Elhamed is looking for a move away from Celtic in an attempt to reunite with his family back in Israel. His wife and kid are currently in Israel and the defender has told the Parkhead chiefs about his situation.
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Re-signing Elhamed would be a ‘huge blessing’ for Be’er Sheva
Abukasis has recently discussed the club’s interest in bringing Elhamed back from Celtic and said that it will be a ‘huge blessing’ for them to sign the Israeli in January or even later. Abukasis hailed Elhamed to be an ‘excellent player’ that every club would like to sign.
He said: “Hatem is an excellent player that every team would want to sign. If we can bring him here to the club it will be a huge blessing for us.”
In addition to that, Abukasis also made it clear that Be’er Sheva are looking to return to European competitions soon enough. Apart from them, Israeli clubs like Maccabi Haifa, Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Tel Aviv are also interested in signing the 29-year-old defender.
Losing Elhamed could be big loss for Celtic
In an interview, Elhamed has opened up about his problems in Glasgow. He has said that the situation has been ‘difficult’ for him and his wife and son had a tough time to settle into life in Scotland. Because of the pandemic and lockdown, he couldn’t go back to Israel to meet his family (as per the Scottish Sun).
This suggests that the defender indeed has been struggling at Celtic. Having said that, he has been Celtic’s ninth-best player in the Premiership this season and has racked up two assists as well.
That is proof of the fact that the Israeli is an important player for the Bhoys and losing him will be a blow for Neil Lennon’s men. So whenever Elhamed leaves, the Hoops should make sure of replacing him as soon as possible.
In other news, Rob Lee believes that Neil Lennon’s time at Parkhead is already up – read more about it here.
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