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Yossi Benayoun Set To Snub QPR Move For Malaga

by Steven Green

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Yossi Benayoun

Veteran midfielder off to play in sunny Spain.

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Former Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun is set to snub a move to Championship side Queens Park Rangers in favour of a move to Spanish top flight club Malaga instead, according to the Daily Mail.

Hoops boss Harry Redknapp had been keen to bring him on board as he is a free agent to help the west London club with their promotion push back to the Premier League, but sources in the player’s homeland of Israel are suggesting that he will only join the Loftus Road outfit if they can match the offer of an 18-month contract on £65,000 a week that is on offer in Spain.

And the player himself has admitted that Spain is looking the more likely option at the moment.

Benayoun said: “Pini Zahavi is pressing me hard to sign for QPR but at the moment I’m inclined towards moving to Spain.

“However, things can change in one second. I also have an offer from Malaga and we are set to agree everything.

“The only thing that is bothering me is that I won’t be able to play until January because they have their full quota of non-European players and I don’t hold an EU passport.”

Redknapp had said that he would sign the 33-year-old in a heartbeat if he was fit.

“I know his abilities and he’s a really good player. A midfielder with his quality could really help us,” the Hoops boss said.

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