Defender Omri Ben Harush signs for Maccabi
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Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club have agreed terms with Maccabi Netanya for the acquisition of the Israel defender Omri Ben Harush, who this morning passed his medical and signed a three-year contract with an optional one-year extension. He has been included in the Maccabi Tel Aviv squad for European competition
Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club have agreed terms with Maccabi Netanya for the acquisition of 23 year-old defender Omri Ben Harush. Ben Harush joined the ranks of the Maccabi Netanya youth system at age eight and made his maiden appearance for the senior squad before the start of the 2009/10 season in a Toto (League) Cup match against Beitar Jerusalem. In his first season he scored two goals and made just 16 appearances, but the following season he upped that total to 35 and established himself in the Netanya squad. Of the equally noteworthy 41 appearances he made in the 2011/12 season, his most memorable will be for scoring the last goal at the mythological "Kufsa" Stadium in Netanya, an injury time winner against Bnei Sakhnin. Last April he registered his 100th appearance for his old club. He also made 21 appearances for Israel's Under-21s, including all of the games in the 2013 European Under-21 Championships held here in Israel in June. He has also played for Israel's senior squad, making his maiden appearance in Israel's defeat to Greece in September 2011.