Maccabi Tel Aviv FC and Hapoel Haifa agreed on the loan deal of 22-year-old winger Matan Hozez till the end of the season.

Hozez, who made four appearances for Maccabi this season in all competitions and spent last season on loan with Bnei Yehuda, will join Hapoel Haifa for a six-month-loan spell.

Maccabi CEO Ben Mansford, told the clubs’ official website: “Matan has been an important part of the culture that we have built at Maccabi this season. Matan has epitomised what Maccabism is. Matan fought every day to push himself and his team mates to the position we currently are in. Unfortunately, Matan has not played as much as he would like and reluctantly we have agreed for him to join Hapoel Haifa in the short term. Everyone at Maccabi believes Matan’s long term future is in Yellow and we are already looking forward to welcoming him back at the end of the season.”