News and Rumors

  • Nir Biton is being linked with a move to Standard Liege
  • According to the Israeli website ONE, Yossi Benayoun is wanted by four London clubs, QPR, Tottenham, West Ham, and Arsenal.
  • Maccabi Tel Aviv striker Roberto Colautti is likely to join Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta, and  will be reunited with former coach Roni Levy. Maccabi will stay pay half of his salary.
  • Maccabi Haifa has made another offer for Chen Ezra in the region of one million Euros.
  1. Marc
    June 11, 2012 at 9:18 am

    We had talked before about Israelis needing to make better decisions and Biton to Standard could be a great decision. Seems as though he would play a lot more there than some of the bigger leagues and Standard is still a large team.

    I’d love for Benayoun to go to Spurs but I think for his sake, West Ham would be the best English team for him unless Ajax gives him some playing time promises.

    There was an article in I believe Sport One Israel regarding Israeli legionnaires and their chase for money on bigger teams or love and playing time on smaller was a great read and really captured the dilemma between being overly ambitious and settling for the best professional situation.

    • snowbozo21
      June 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      I think signing for only, a lot of money is very short sighted. The players need to consider that if they start with a lower club, and get better as a player, they can progress to a better team and thus get paid better, thus helping their career out. Benayoun is the best example. He started at Maccabi Haifa, then goes to a mid level to lower club in Spain, Santander. Then he went on to West Ham, then Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal.

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