The father of Celtic target Liel Abada has confirmed that his son is bound for Paradise.

The proud dad expressed his joy for the incoming 19-year-old, who saw a move to Dynamo Kiev break down earlier this year.

Kiev attempted to take advantage of the teenager. Abada had verbally agreed to the move and on a salary, but an exploitative clause meant that any breach in the contract would have forfeited 80 per cent of his wages.

In the small print, he also had to sign a clause that meant he would agree not to take any possible dispute to FIFA or UEFA.

Ange Postecoglou’s side now look set to capitalise on the breaking-down of a deal with Kiev. The Bhoys are set to complete a £3.5 million move for the one-cap Israel international, as per the Glasgow Times.

His father, Ronen, expressed his delight with the deal – confirming the move in the process.

As shared on Twitter by Celtic fan account Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic), he said:

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With Carl Starfelt all but confirmed to be joining Celtic, it seems the Bhoys have pulled off a double swoop – barring any last-minute hitches.

Will Abada thrive at Celtic?

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An international at just 19, Abada looks to be a promising acquisition.

He scored 11 goals in just 37 games last season, and fans will hope the Glasgow-bound youngster will be able to replicate similar form in Scottish football.