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Chelsea Sign Benayoun

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Yossi Benayoun has signed for Chelsea on a three-year deal for a fee believed to be in the region of £5million. The Israeli captain ended speculation yesterday by confirming his transfer from Liverpool to the League champions.

Benayoun, who recently turned 30, has spent the last 5 years in England enjoying spells with West Ham and Liverpool. He was a main factor in Benitez's rotational policy, and his versatility was key to their attacking options. He will always be remembered in Liverpool for his goal in their 1-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabéu in 2009.

On first hearing of Chelsea being interested in Benayoun, I must admit I was shocked as he has never proven himself to be a top-class player. He's the type who may look good against the smaller teams but once put up against a sturdy defence, he isn' seen in the match. However, since the departure of Joe Cole, Benayoun may prove to be adequate cover for the Chelsea wingers. I still feel Chelsea need another winger though if they are to challenge for the title again next year, but whether or not they have the money remains to be seen.


  1. Anonymous said...

    These posts by Eimhin Kinsella are shite to say the least.

    More effort required, this post was not in any way factual and i'm almost certain he just made up the whole story.

    Lots of love,
    Deirdre Kelly.

    July 7, 2010 at 5:14 PM  

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