Celtic could be prepared to let the right-back leave in January

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Hatem Abd Elhamed could be set for a move back to Israel.

The Celtic right-back has failed to settle in Scotland, and was last involved in the 4-2 defeat against Milan at the San Siro on December 3.

As quoted in the Scottish Sun six days later, Elhamed said: “Life is different. I am used to more social life, and the days pass more slowly than in Israel.

“I am alone here. I finish training and go straight home. I do not leave the house much — and it was like that even before the virus.”

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The 29-year-old could now be set for a return to his homeland.

According to Record Sport, Hapoel Be’er Sheva wish to bring him in on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy later.

The report also says that Elhamed’s comments earlier this month alerted fellow Israeli sides Maccabi Haifa, Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Tel Aviv to his potential availability.

Elhamed arrived in Glasgow for £1.6m in July 2019, but has seen Jeremie Frimpong become manager Neil Lennon’s first-choice in his position.

With injuries also stalling his progress, Elhamed has made a total of 27 appearances during his time at Celtic.

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