Yossi Benayoun is close to joining the Championship club Queens Park Rangers. It will be a free transfer.
Benayoun’s previous club Chelsea hadn’t extended his contract at the end of the last season and he had to leave Stanford Bridge. He has been a free agent since then.
Benayoun has been practicing back home in Israel with the local club Maccabi Haifa since the last couple of months.
The 33 years old Israeli midfielder had been approached by quite a few clubs including West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace during the pre-season transfer window, but he hadn’t accepted any of those offers. Now, he is looking to make his way to the Loftus Road. According to the reports, Benayoun will be signing a 2-year deal with QPR.
Benayoun’s arrival will significantly strengthen the QPR squad which already has quite a few superstars in it.
QPR’s performance in the ongoing Championship has been up to the mark so far. They have been unbeaten and are currently at the second position in the points table. They are desperate to return to the Premier League and Benayoun can help them a great deal in their purpose.
Benayoun hasn’t had enough playing time in club football in the last 1 year or so and that’s why, he is currently out of his national side. In the last season, he had played for West Ham United on loan and had featured for them in only 6 league games.
The Israeli midfielder would be hoping for regular playing opportunities at QPR. That would help him in making a comeback to his national team.
Benayoun had made his debut for Israel 15 years back in 1998. He has so far made 93 international appearances in which he has scored 24 goals.