Player who shot to stardom during Israel’s run at U-21 Euro semifinal set to play final game for Maccabi Tel Aviv before flying to Munich in $5.4 million deal
German football team Bayern Munich has agreed to sign Israeli goalkeeper Daniel Peretz from Maccabi Tel Aviv, for an initial fee of at least 5 million euros (£4.3 million), international media reported Wednesday.
The transfer is one of the most high-profile moves for an Israeli player in recent years and comes on the back of Peretz’s starring role in the Israel Under-21 team’s recent dream run to the semifinals of the European Championship.
According to noted soccer journalist Fabrizio Romano, Peretz, 23, will sign a five-year deal with the German champions.
The deal has not been officially announced by the clubs as Peretz is set to play a final game for Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday evening, taking on Celje of Slovenia in a European Conference League qualifier.
He will then fly to Munich to complete a medical test and the paperwork. Peretz also holds German citizenship, ensuring that a work permit won’t be an issue.