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Beram Kayal’s uncle and advisor has insisted that the midfielder is committed to Celtic and relishing life in Glasgow.

On the day James McFadden snubbed the Parkhead side to rejoin Everton, there was better news for boss Neil Lennon with Israeli star Kayal set to put pen to paper on a new, extended contract following weeks of speculation and queries over his desire to remain at the club.

Hooked at half-time of Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Kilmarnock, Kayal had already raised eyebrows by flying off on international duty just hours after excusing himself from a recent defeat to Hearts.

Speaking to Sportsmail from his nephew’s hometown of Jedida, however, Hamoudi Kayal insists the 23-year-old is enjoying playing for the Parkhead club and will now sign a new deal, reckoned to be worth £16,000 a week, until 2015.

Kayal sacked former agent Dudu Dahan following a disagreement over his financial demands and appointed his 33-year-old uncle to act on his behalf.

But Hamoudi said: ‘Pini Zahavi is now conducting negotiations with Celtic on Beram’s behalf. I don’t want to go into details but we expect the new contract to be signed within the next 24 to 48 hours.

‘Beram knows he had a bad game on Saturday at Kilmarnock but he is committed to the club and expects to return to form for the next game. Beram loves playing for Celtic. He is ambitious and hopes to reach the top but is enjoying his football in Scotland.’

The upbeat news about Kayal emerged as Celtic were beaten to the signing of Scotland star McFadden.

The 28-year-old had been invited to train at Lennoxtown to prove his fitness and win a deal but rejected that offer to rejoin former club Everton on a free transfer until the end of the season.

McFadden missed almost the whole of last season at Birmingham with a serious knee injury and they chose not to offer the 48-times capped star a new contract after they were relegated.

After he turned down a contract offer from Wolves, interest was shown in McFadden by both West Ham and Celtic, but the former Motherwell player snubbed his boyhood heroes in favour of a return to the English Premier League.

Source: DailyMail

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