Opinion: Barak Itzhaki
Maccabi Tel-Aviv has made a great show of going after coveted Beitar Jerusalem striker Barak Itzhaki. However, would this move benefit Itzhaki? My answer to this is no, for the following reasons. Barak Itzhaki he has won every title in Israel, including the league championship, state cup, and league cup. Itzhaki is arguably the best striker that Israel has even when compared to Elyaniv Barda. It is time for a new challenge for him, since he has accomplished everything in Israel that can be done. Israel’s National Team needs him to be the best player he can be, and Itzhaki is a brilliantly skilled player. A move abroad is in Itzhaki’s best interest. He seems to agree with this since he has indicated to the media that he prefers a move abroad. Indeed if he actually joins Maccabi Tel-Aviv, he will be probably played out of position, since Maccabi Tel-Aviv already has signed two strikers for next season. So my advice to Barak is don’t move to Maccabi and do what is best for your future.