Dor Peretz, contact Maccabi Tel Aviv, On his way to the top Italian league. A few weeks after ending his contract, became a free agent and also received a Portuguese passport that will not require European teams to register him as a foreign player, he landed today (Tuesday) in Italy and is expected in the next day to promote his move to newcomer Venice.
On Saturday we revealed in Sport1 that Udinese submitted an offer for contact and last night (Monday) the Italian media claimed that officials in Venice confirmed an appeal to the Maccabi Tel Aviv star, who at this stage prefers Venice’s offer and came to the city to advance talks, undergo medical tests if everything is agreed and then officially sign. Peretz may also meet with the heads of Udinese who have not given up his services and one way or another he will make a decision in the next day.
As we reported in Sport1 this morning, Venice pressured Dor Peretz to respond to her offer in the next 24 hours and so he boarded a flight this morning from Israel and landed recently in Milan. According to the Italian media, he will earn about 750,000 euros in Venice each season. He arrived in Italy accompanied by his agent, Avi Nemani, and at the airport he was asked if he was happy to be in Italy and if he knew Venice and replied: “Yes, I am happy. I have seen everything and I want to do my best.”
Of course, not only are the two Italians eagerly awaiting Dor Peretz’s response and are pressuring him to respond soon, but also Maccabi Tel Aviv, which must prepare in a completely different way for the 2021/22 season if its best player leaves. As is well known, Peretz has ended his contract and can leave without consideration, but Maccabi Tel Aviv offered him an upgraded contract under which he will earn about 410,000 euros each year before various grants and bonuses.
The player’s entourage has claimed throughout the past few weeks that only offers from the major leagues in England, Italy, Germany and Spain are possible for him and that one way or another he does not intend to go to Europe at any cost, but also said that he has tempting offers. As we have published, he has already rejected a number of offers, among them from the Russian teams CSKA Moscow and Sochi, which offered him an estimated salary of almost one million euros per season.