In a surprising turn of events, Hatem Elhamed is now reportedly looking to continue his Celtic stay beyond January according to Sky Sports journalist, Anthony Joseph.
The defender has been very home sick and has been missing his young family being in Glasgow alone.
Hatem’s wife was denied a work permit to work in Scotland and has been in Israel for the majority of time The defender has been at Celtic.
It appeared a forgone conclusion Elhamed would leave in January with clubs in Israel circling. However, will he now have a change of heart and forge ahead with his Celtic career?
A number of clubs in Israel are interested in signing Celtic defender Hatem Abd Elhamed.
I’m told Elhamed will weigh up his options next month, but his preference is to stay at the club and fight for a place in the team. pic.twitter.com/1PUjtobGQL
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) December 31, 2020
There could be hope for the defender seeing his family regularly if the pandemic eases in the coming months.
With no real socialising allowed among the players, Glasgow is a lonely place for someone who doesn’t live with their family.
We’ll see what January brings, but a loan deal out of Celtic can’t be ruled out.