Many Celtic fans have been discussing an update involving Hatem Abd Elhamed that recently emerged on social media.
The Scottish Sun recently reported that Elhamed could be looking for an exit from Celtic in January to reunite with his family. While he is currently living in Glasgow, his wife and son are in Israel and because of the pandemic, he is finding it difficult.
The defender has told the club about these issues and the Hoops could be listening to offers for him in the January transfer window. Maccabi Tel-Aviv could offer him a route back to Israel, but Elhamed’s potential departure depends on whether the Hoops can find a potential replacement for him.
Should Celtic sell Elhamed in January?
A tweet about this update was relayed on Twitter by The Scottish Sun. Many Celtic fans began talking about this news.
What did Celtic fans make of this update involving Hatem Abd Elhamed?
“A personal issue” once again the sun reporting a story that they’re getting from a source within the club https://t.co/pv0V5t81uW
— kieran byrnes (@kbyrnes95) December 8, 2020
thought this guy was a player last season, not lived up to it this year, would hapilly see him leave if we can get a replacement*
*not stephen o’donnell https://t.co/xRcrfSxhll
— Jaimey Maloney (@JaimeyMaloney) December 8, 2020
Told you all about this a while back , guess what – got pelters. https://t.co/thz8Sfv2Kz
— bhoysviews (@bhoysviews) December 8, 2020
Great news, should have been sold in the summer. https://t.co/OEPzDEmNpK
— P (@BielsaBall) December 8, 2020
Elhamed had joined Celtic from Israeli club Hapoel Beer Sheva in the summer of 2019. So far in his career at the club, he has made 29 appearances in all competitions while picking up seven assists for the Bhoys. He is currently valued at £653k.
— Aiden Corr (@Aidencorr7) December 8, 2020
Feeling down and then he looks at the faces of the management team on the bench!
— J O’Brien (@WCB120) December 8, 2020
The 29-year-old defender has made seven league appearances for the Bhoys this season and has two assists in his bag. He has picked up a league rating of 6.96/10, which has made him the club’s ninth-best player in the campaign (as per WhoScored).
So he is an important player for the club and if he does leave in January, Celtic must make sure that they replace him.