Maccabi Tel Aviv FC would like to confirm the transfer of Eran Zahavi to Chinese club Guangzhou R&F FC after both clubs reached an agreement of $8 million.

Maccabi’s CEO Martin Bain told the club’s official website: “We would like to congratulate Eran for his massive contribution to the club over the years he has been the player and a captain for Maccabi Tel Aviv. This record transfer is a great honor for Eran, the club and the country and is testimony to the great professionalism and ambition he has shown throughout the years. We are sure that everyone connected with Maccabi Tel Aviv the management, players, staff and fans wish Eran success at his new club and for the future”.

Sports Director, Jordi Cruyff: “Firstly a big thank you to Eran for the 3.5 amazing years at Maccabi Tel Aviv. Hard work and ambition always pays off and should be a lesson to everyone. We are all saddened by Eran’s departure and will miss him greatly. I wish him all the best and hope that one day he will come home to Maccabi again”.