Reports in Spain over the weekend claimed the 24-year-old midfielder, who will be a free agent this summer after leaving Feyenoord, is set to join Celta Vigo.
The proud dad expressed his joy for the incoming 19-year-old, who saw a move to Dynamo Kiev break down earlier this year.
Kiev attempted to take advantage of the teenager. Abada had verbally agreed to the move and on a salary, but an exploitative clause meant that any breach in the contract would have forfeited 80 per cent of his wages.
In the small print, he also had to sign a clause that meant he would agree not to take any possible dispute to FIFA or UEFA.
However, speaking to Ovación, Luis Tapia, has denied these reports, “He is currently training with Feyenoord. There are a lot of rumors going on, but officially we haven’t heard from Celta. We don’t know anything.”
Tapia senior confirmed there was interest from Rangers, Celtic and French club Angers SCO, but added, “There are a number of clubs interested in him, including both Celtic and Rangers from Scotland and Angers in France. Nothing has been decided yet. We are waiting for offers.”
The Peruvian international has been heavily linked with a switch to Spanish side Celta Vigo but Luis Tapia has rubbished those claims, stating the midfielder has a number of teams interested in signing him:
“I’ve read the reports saying that Renato has agreed to sign for Celta Vigo and they are not true. There are a number of clubs interested in him, including both Celtic and Rangers from Scotland and Angers in France.”
“For the moment, he will see his contract out with Feyenoord and will continue to train there. Nothing has been decided about his next move and we are waiting on more offers.”
Tapias’ current deal at Feyenoord expires at the end of this month, and he will be available on a free transfer.
Considering the midfielder is only 24 years of age, and was a regular for his club this season, it is not a surprise that the player is in demand.
Celtic could do with adding depth in the middle of the park, with captain Scott Brown and Callum McGregor having played the majority of games under manager Neil Lennon this season.