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Transfer News and Rumors


  • Tomer Hemed is still undecided on whether to join Rangers or stay with Maccabi Haifa, Haifa owner Yaakov Shahar has offered Hemed and extended contract and Hemed is reportedly 50/50 on whether to stay or go
  • Maccabi Haifa has rejected Club Brugge’s offer for star midfielder Lior Rafaelov. The Belgians reportedly offer 1.5 million Euros for the player while Haifa is demanding 3 million Euros.
  • Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Racing Genk are interested in Hapoel Be’ersheva defender Oded Gavish. The player has indicated he would rather stay in Israel for the time being so Hapoel are the more likely candidates for the player.
  • Maccabi Haifa have give their permission for Shai Maimon to go on trial with German second division club Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Maccabi Netanya owner Daniel Jammer has transferred ownership of Maccabi Netanya to Kobi Baldev, and Gil Lev.
  • Maccabi Haifa are likely to finalize the signings of  Croatian defender Jurica Buljat and Serbian goalkeeper Bojan Šaranov this coming week
  • New Hapoel Tel-Aviv manager Dror Kashtan has made a wish list of players he wishes to sign in the offseason, including Dele Aiyenugba, Omer Damari, Tal Ben-Haim and Itzik Azuz.
  • Yossi Abuksis has been signed as the new manager of Bnei Yehuda FC
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  1. Adam
    June 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Hope that the reluctant Israelis above finally see the big picture that they can progress their careers and Israel’s national team’s fortunes in countries with a far higher standard of football than the Israeli league.

  2. Benny
    June 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I agree for the most part, but there aren’t that many leagues that have “far higher standard” than the Israeli League. After you get past the top 10 leagues in Europe then the gap in quality narrows.

    I also think that the Israeli League could raise their level by allowing more foreigners and changing the foreign import quota.

    • snowbozo21
      June 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm

      I agree with you regarding the standards of the leagues the major difference is that salaries are much higher in the other leagues, although, if a player goes to something less than a top ten league, like Scotland, Belgium, or Greece then they are much more likely to be successful than let’s say in Germany or Spain.

  3. snowbozo21
    June 19, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I don’t really blame some of them for being in reluctant, Oded Gavish has not proven himself at the top level in Israel, going to a bigger club there will help him gain some European experience, and help him measure himself as a player..

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