Liverpool FC's Yossi Benayoun rejects Barcelona transfer rumour
Yossi Benayoun is one of the best players of Liverpool..even being placed as a supersub, each time of his appearance giving such a outstanding genuine performance...it is such a big loss if Liverpool let this player go...
BARCELONA are set to receive a second snub in a week from Anfield.
Just days after the ECHO exclusively carried Rafa Benitez’s hands off warning over Javier Mascherano, Barca have enquired about the availability of Yossi Benayoun.
But this time the player himself seems set to reject any advances.
Just 10 days ago Benayoun said: “It could be Real Madrid knocking on my door, I'd still rather stay at Liverpool.
“I have had some offers so maybe I need to talk with Liverpool.”
Benayoun is halfway through a four year deal and it looks increasingly likely that he will be offered a new contract.
It was reported in Israel that senior figures at Barcelona have contacted their Anfield counterparts and enquired about his availability and an asking price.
But Benayoun has said: “This has been the best season of my career.
“I have played a lot of games and scored some important goals, and I am very happy with that.
“I need a player like him with a quality pass, always looking for the striker. I always say to him that if I was manager, he'd always play,” said Fernando Torres last season.
While boss Benitez said: “We knew when we bought him that he was a very good player, but players of his type are normally less consistent than others.
“Yossi is in a positive cycle right now. He is playing well, which means you can keep him on the pitch for longer and that gives him more confidence.”