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Kayal keen to quit Celtic: I no longer like Scottish football

Beram Kayal has revealed that he is looking to leave Celtic at the end of the season.

The 25-year old Israeli midfielder has been with the Glasgow giants since arriving from Maccabi Haifa in 2010 but a series of injuries have restricted him at Parkhead.

Kayal, who has claimed perevious interest from Liverpool and Manchester United, has admitted to falling out of love with Scottish football and is seeking a similar move to former teammate Joe Ledley who joined Crystal Palace in January.

"Initially, I liked this league, but after all the injuries I now no longer like it. There is a lack of technique, but football is played at a breakneck pace, with power and intensity and it doesn't stop for a minute," he told The Scotsman.

"But I'm not in love with this league. A friend of mine, Joe Ledley, was on the verge of his contract expiring and was sold to Crystal Palace. Maybe this will happen to me because football is a business at the end of the day.

"If someone comes up with an attractive proposition to Celtic and me, then I'll go.

"In my first season at Celtic, a lot of teams came to watch me and tried to find out what my price tag was. Kenny Dalglish, who was manager of Liverpool and Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United had communications with me.

"When a lot of teams were interested, Celtic wanted too much money - like £6m or £7m. Now, because of my injuries, the price is much lower. But my dream is still alive and well. I am only 26 next month."

Since arriving at Celtic, Kayal has made over 110 appearances in all competitions including 75 in the league.

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