The future of the Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun is still not sorted yet due to the fact that the player is still waiting for clearance from the West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce for the transfer to take place.
The Chelsea midfielder is currently on loan at the London club West Ham until January. He has been excellent for his club in the match as he has played. However, Allardyce is yet to reveal his plans with the 32-year-old. Depending upon the decision by the manager, Yossi Benayoun could stay at the club by extending his loan spell or move to Upton Park on a permanent basis.
The former Liverpool midfielder has been one of the outstanding players at West Ham this season. He spent the last season on loan at Arsenal and the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger decided not to take up the option to buy him at the end of the season. It has become extremely clear that he does not figure in the plans of Chelsea. However, for him to move to a new club will mean that he has to take a wage cut of more than £ 45,000 per week. This because he is currently on £ 90,000 per week at Chelsea.
“Decisions regarding players are the manager’s call but if he wants Yossi then the board will back him – that’s the way it works at this club. He understands the economics involved at the age of 32 and simply wants to be involved with the club he started out with in England and play regular first-team football,” said a source close to the 32-year-old midfielder. There is, however, a chance that he might go back to Chelsea in January following the arrival of the former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez as the replacement for Roberto di Matteo.