Former Celtic star earning millions with new club as only one Hoops star can rank with him after transfer exit

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A former Celtic star is reportedly earning big bucks at his now job after moving on earlier this year.

Former Celtic man Liel Abada is doing rather well for himself in his life after leaving Parkhead.

The 22-year-old enjoyed a successful spell with the Hoops, making 79 league appearances and scoring 21 times from out wide. Israeli international Abada called time on his Celtic days earlier this year. Back in March, Abada opted to join MLS side Charlotte FC, and he has enjoyed a strong start, scoring three times in just eight league games.

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Charlotte are currently in fifth place in the Eastern Conference and looking for a play-off spot, though there is plenty of time still to go. Aside from all that, Abada is doing very well for himself financially.

According to The Herald, the winger is earning £1.81 million per year at his new job, which earns him just under £35,000 per week. While Celtic’s current wages are unconfirmed, Salary Sport’s information suggests that wage would put Abada as the second highest earner if he was earning that at Parkhead, with only Callum McGregor earning more.

Speaking earlier this year about his time with Celtic, Abada said: “It was really not easy being far away, but I had time with my family and friends now to see everyone. I had an amazing time at Celtic and now my head is on a new journey. I hope I can represent the country with respect. I had some time now with family and friends and now I'm embarking on a new journey."

He did, however, praise the support he received at the club, adding: "The past six months have been a personal challenge, yet the overwhelming support from the gaffer, coaches and board has been my rock. Their unwavering faith during these times won't be forgotten but cherished forever."

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