Awat considers WBA approach

By Simon Griver, July 7, 2010
Dudu Awat

Dudu Awat

West Bromwich Albion have reportedly made a bid to sign Israeli international keeper Dudu Awat.

The newly promoted Premier League outfit are seeking a goalkeeper to challenge Scott Carson for the first team place and have approached Awat’s team Real Mallorca.

Awat would prefer to stay in Spain where he had his best ever season last year after joining Mallorca from Deportivo La Corunna. He helped the Islanders to a fifth place La Liga finish and the team was only pipped at the post to a Champions League place by Sevilla on the last day of the season.

But Mallorca are $80 million in debt and the new owners have declared that all players must cut their salaries to 500,000 Euros a year.

Mallorca's new boss Michael Laudrup says that Awat is very much in his plans but the Israeli could earn more than double that sum at WBA. Awat's agent Ronen Katsav has flown to Spain for talks with Mallorca.

Meanwhile, Hapoel Tel Aviv goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has said he wants to move to Porto. The Portuguese outfit are eager to buy the Nigerian international, who was twice named man of the match in the World Cup group matches last month in South Africa. But Hapoel have rejected the 1 million Euro offered by Porto insisting that the keeper is worth four times that sum.

Enyeama protested: “Hapoel are blocking the economic and professional progress of my career.”

Last updated: 2:20pm, July 7 2010