Liel Abada sends classy goodbye message to Celtic fans

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The saga is over and Liel Abada is no longer a Celtic player. The club confirmed his departure to Charlotte FC. It is rumoured that the Hoops have received a transfer package north of £10 million, which has to be considered a win on their part. Not because the winger is not a fantastic talent but due to how this season has turned out for him.

Abada was expected to have his breakout season as a Celtic starter this time around. Jota left in the summer and he seemed to be a key part of Brendan Rodgers' plans.

That had appeared to be the case early on in the season as well. But then, Abada picked up a long-term injury and there is not much left to be said about the off-field reasons behind his exit as well. It was just last September that he had signed a four-year extension.

It was unfortunate how his time at Celtic Park ended. Abada did spend two-and-a-half successful years in Glasgow though and had plenty of moments to cherish from his stint with the Hoops. It might not have ended like anybody would have envisioned but hopefully, he will have a lot of positive memories to look back on.

Abada sends classy goodbye message to Celtic fans

Abada was very classy in his farewell message, especially to the supporters, despite how his time at Parkhead ended. He wrote on Instagram:

"And last but not least thank you to all the Celtic fans. Recent times were very difficult for myself and my family but I want to say thank you to all the Celtic fans that stood by me, supported and respected me as a Celtic player and I hope that I have given you few moments to remember me by.

It is now time to begin a new chapter on my journey in a new place and with new targets.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for everything."

To be honest, Abada is a special talent. He managed to have 48 goal contributions over his first two seasons at Celtic despite never really being a starter for the club.

He is also still just 22 years of age. So, one can only wonder how good he will end up being with some more experience under his belt.

It is what it is though. We can only wish Abada the best of luck for his future and hope he has a successful career ahead of him. Thank you for the memories, Liel.