Liverpool prepare January bid for ‘Jewel of Israel’

Date published: Monday 23rd October 2017 8:31 - James Marshment

Liverpool are reportedly plotting a £4.5million January move for a young Israel playmaker, tipped to one of his country’s best-ever players.

Maccabi Tikva star Manor Soloman has been turning heads this season with a string of sensational performances, with his country’s media already branding him the “Jewel of Israel”.

Soloman, 18, has already been called into Israel’s senior national side and Tuttosport claims both the Reds and Juventus have been keenly following his progress this season.

Spanish reports have also mentioned Barcelona as possible suitors, but Tuttosport reckons Liverpool are in pole position to land the Israeli having already contacted Maccabi over a possible January deal.

It’s claimed Maccabi would be in no position to turn down such an offer for their star talent with Liverpool likely to sweeten the deal by allowing the player to remain with his side until July 1 before moving to Merseyside.

Should he sign, Soloman won’t be the first Israeli to play for Liverpool, with Avi Cohen, Ronny Rosenthal and Yossi Benayoun all playing for the Reds over the years.

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