CELTIC have confirmed the signing of Liel Abada on a five-year deal.

The Israeli winger makes the switch to Glasgow in a  reported £3.5million deal from Maccabi Petah Tikva.

Abada, 19, predominantly plays on the wing but can also play as a striker.

The club announced the signing this evening ahead of the friendly match against Bristol City.

Abada had previosuly agreed to move to Dynamo Kiev and reached an agreement on his salary, but was dismayed to read the small print on the contract.

Any breach in the contract would have meant he would have lost 80 per cent of his wages and he had to sign a clause that meant he would agree not to take any possible dispute to FIFA or UEFA.

At the very last minute, Abada pulled out of the deal and has now moved to Glasgow, much to the relief of his father, Ronen.

He said: "We were severely burned from the saga with Dynamo Kiev. It was extremely difficult for Liel to pick up the pieces after that deal collapsed. This time, we have been very careful with the negotiations with Celtic and we are extremely confident he will sign.

"Not many boys of his age would have been able to bounce back from that kind of disappointment and deal with the expectations after that.

"He will be in good hands at Celtic and we are waiting at home for the news to be confirmed."