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Maccabi Haifa opened a gap of three points at the top thanks to the victory over Hapoel Tel Aviv in the middle of the week, and moreover – increased the difference from the champion in the last two years, Maccabi Tel Aviv, to six points. All this does not satisfy the Greens, who decided to act to significantly strengthen the staff with the opening of the transfer window in January.
Noble Omar, A player of Apoel Nicosia and ex – Maccabi Tel Aviv, is Maccabi Haifa’s main target in January. As you may recall, the name of the offensive midfielder came up as a candidate for the Greens after his release from the champions in the summer, but in light of the proximity to the affair that also led to his release from Maccabi Tel Aviv, Haifa dropped the idea.
Barak Bachar values Noble at the professional level and received the green light from the management of Maccabi Haifa, who will try to bring the player back to Israel. The nobles have a contract for another season and a half in Apoel Nicosia, but those around him sent a message that he is considering returning to Israel as early as January, even though he has started in the last four rounds and recorded two assists. However, the salary of a nobleman in Cyprus stands at about 300,000 euros and it is estimated that he will have to cut back in order to join the Greens.
Noble, it’s no secret, is considered one of the best wingers in Israel. He finished last season with eight goals and nine assists in just 21 Premier League games. If he joins Bachar’s squad, he will fight for his place with Charon Cherry and Dolev Haziza, who currently play on the wings. Also, Yannick Wildshot, another winger, is in the recovery stages of injury and is also expected to be available to the coach again soon.