Israelis in for Feilhaber

By Simon Griver, August 1, 2008

Israeli clubs have renewed their interest in Benny Feilhaber after Derby County released the 23-year-old midfielder.

The Brazilian-born player, who has recovered from a meniscus operation in June, is currently with the US Olympic squad preparing for their opening match with Japan in China. Ashdod have declared their interest while Maccabi Tel Aviv, who wanted to sign the American in January, are also expected to revive attempts to lure the player to Israel.

The former Hamburg man made only 10 appearances for Derby last season, nine of them as a substitute, after signing from the German club.

Last updated: 3:32pm, July 31 2008