Yossi Benayoun off to Liverpool for £1m?


14th, June 2007


74015450.jpgLiverpool have confirmed their interest in West Ham’s Yossi Benayoun. The Israeli playmaker has stalled on signing a new five-year deal at Upton Park, which may surprise some Irons who recall that Benayoun verbally agreed that he would remain with the club less than a month ago.
Some reports suggest that Liverpool cheekily offered a mere £1m for Benayoun, but I can’t imagine West Ham would let him go for that – not that they have much choice if the player is hell-bent on leaving. I’d value Yossi at around £3.5m – he is an international captain after all, and a genuinely talented playmaker at that. I fear he’d just be a squad player at Liverpool though.

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  1. Brian says:

    Rick Parry has come out and said that the £1m is not correct and I know Benitez is cheap (unless it’s a Spanish player, of course), but that sounds a bit far fetched.
    If Benayoun is reliable on the left, he might become the starter there, but then again, we’re talking about a squad run by Rafa Benitez.

  2. chringle says:

    as a nuetral i dont think liverpool would be a good choice for benayoun. they have a large squad and a well stocked midfield and the best he can hope for would be to be a fringe player, and he’s better than that. west ham seem to be trying to build a stronger squad for next season and i would advise him to stay put for the time being.

  3. Simon says:

    Yossi is a quality player and I love to watch him at Upton Park, as the post on my blog states (when I thougt he had signed). Agree with the view here that L’pool would not be the greatest move for him and frankly I’d like to see at least £5m for such a technically gifted player.