Former Liverpool Star Yossi Benayoun Set For La Liga Switch

Israeli midfielder off to Spain.

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Former Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun has reportedly agreed a deal to join Spanish side Getafe on a free transfer, according to Marca.

The 33-year-old has found himself without a club since the end of last season when he was released by Chelsea following loan spells with Arsenal and former club West Ham United.

He had largely been expected to join Premier League new boys Crystal Palace to help in their plight to stay in the division, but after meeting with delegates from the Madrid based outfit he has decided upon a return to Spain where he first player with Racing Santander between 2002-2005.

For Santander he wracked up an impressive 21 goals in 101 appearances before setting off to join the Hammers for his first spell there.

In a career that has seen him turn out for such high profile English sides, his trophy cabinet is surprisingly bare – picking up just a solitary Europa League win with Chelsea last season to go with the two Israeli league titles he picked up with Maccabi Haifa between 2000-02.

He has collected 94 caps for the Israeli national side and could very well take over from Ariel Benado as the record cap hold (both with 94) and make it to a century before hanging up his boots.

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