Hammers close on Yossi
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Yossi Benayoun has arrived in England, where he looks set to sign for West Ham.Israeli star Yossi Benayoun has arrived in England, where he looks set to sign for West Ham.
Bolton had long been favourites to land the Racing Santander schemer and they agreed a deal earlier this week, but the promise of regular first team football and the chance to live in London look to have won the day for West Ham.
Benayoun is now understood to be undergoing a medical at West Ham.
Still some Spanish sources state that Benayoun is going to accept the offer of a four-year deal from Sam Allardyce, but it seems increasingly likely that he is going to join The Hammers.
Should West Ham land Benayoun then it will be a real boon for the East London club and somewhat of a coup for boss Alan Pardew.
The Hammers fans will hope hope that Benyoun could prove as big a success as the last Israel international to grace the Boleyn - Eyal Berkovic.