Photo: Departing Celtic star Beram Kayal poses with Brighton kit

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The Israeli international has left Celtic for The Championship.

Celtic have seen plenty of changes over the past 12 months. With the switch in manager from Neil Lennon to Norwegian Ronny Deila that was always going to mean some players fell by the wayside.

One such player was Israeli international Beram Kayal. The combative midfielder was a regular in the Celtic first-team during his first three seasons at the club under Lennon, after joining from Maccabi Haifa in 2010.

But he suffered from injury problems during his time at the club. He suffered an ankle injury in a tackle with Lee McCulloch of Rangers in 2011 which blighted him throughout his Parkhead stay. In April he sent out an open letter condemning Scottish football and admitting he was set to leave the club in the summer, as reported by the Daily Record.

His playing time diminished last season and under Deila he has been a ghost, with his contract expiring, they have cashed in. Kayal has joined Brighton and Hove Albion of the Championship for what the BBC says is an undisclosed fee.

Brighton, who are currently struggling in the second tier of English football, represents a start for Kayal to start afresh, and put the injury problems that have blighted his once promising career back on track.

And he certainly seemed happy with the deal as he posed with his new Brighton colours yesterday.

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