News and Rumors


  • Maccabi Haifa reportedly want Itay Shechter, but the player’s agent has stated that he won’t be returning to Israel as he has offers from clubs in Spain, England, and Germany, with most of the offers coming from Spain.
  • Hassan Abu Zaid and his agent have met with MS Ashdod’s owner Jackie Ben Zaken. Abu Zaid was wanted by Racing Genk.  Also Bolivian midfielder Alejandro Chumacero will arrive at Ashdod for trials, Chumacero is currently playing for the Bolivian National Team.
  • Hapoel Be’er Sheva have signed Nigerian goalkeeper Austin Ejide from relegated Hapoel Petah Tikva to a three year deal. Be’er Sheva have also agreed with striker Tomer Suissa from Kiryat Shmona, but there is a dispute with Kiryat Shmona over the size of his transfer fee. The club also want’s midfielder Maharan Radi, and the attacking midfielder of Hajduk Split, Mirko Oremus.
  • Ben Sahar and Dekel Keinan are likely to be released by both of their teams in the following days.  Ben Sahar is not the plans of his club Espanyol. While Keinan has languished during his stay in England and may come back to Israel to resurrect his career. Sahar will likely stay abroad. He experienced his greatest success when he was at the Dutch club De Graafschap and move back to the Netherlands could be in the cards.
  • Eli Tabib has reportedly agreed to sell Hapoel Tel Aviv to a group of investors led by Shimon Sheves. Tabib will receive two payments of NIS 12 million each for the club.
  • Chen Ezra has refused an upgraded contract at Maccabi Netanya, thus forcing Netanya to negotiate with Maccabi Haifa on a fee for the player. Netanya demanded 1.5 million Euros for the player, but Haifa refused to pay that price.
  • Miloš Krstić is wanted by Maccabi Tel Aviv. Krstić is a  Serbian defensive midfielder that plays for FK Jagodina in the Serbian league. He previously played for clubs like Olympique de Marseille and OFK Beograd and is 25 years old.
  • Maccabi Haifa have offered their veteran goalkeeper Nir Davidovich a one year deal worth 150,000 dollars.  Davidovich wants a two year deal worth 200,000 dollars.
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  1. Marc
    June 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Any hints or ideas of where Schechter has offers from and also is Sahar to Netherlands just speculation or are there any substantial rumors linking him there?

    • snowbozo21
      June 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      The article I read, stated that Shechter was being followed mostly by clubs in Spain. Sahar to the Netherlands is speculation on my part.

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