Summary: Maccabi Tel Aviv - Maccabi Haifa 0:3 (Sport1)
Gamba Osaka already congratulates the finalist - and openly announces the joining of Neta Lavi.
The captain of Maccabi Haifa will sign for four years in the ranks of the Japanese team and is expected to earn about one million euros per season.
At the same time, his departure to Japan is slightly delayed due to bureaucratic matters.
In recent days Lavi and his associates have been trying to obtain a work visa, and yesterday the contact even physically arrived at the Japanese embassy to address the issue.
Despite this, the visa had not yet been issued to him, so it was decided that he would sign the contract while he was still in Israel, while the Japanese would finalize the transition.
At the same time Lavi will continue to promote the matter of the work visa, and when he receives it he will take off and join the group immediately.
This time it's final.
Lavia (Photo: Barney Ardov)
As mentioned, in Japan they are already openly talking about the deal.
Gamba Osaka coach Danny Poiatos, former Maccabi Tel Aviv assistant coach, told Walla Sport this morning: "It's final now and Neta has signed with us. I'm happy and satisfied, because Neta is a very good player. He will be very significant for the team."
Maccabi Haifa has also officially parted ways with Levi.
The club's president Yaakov Shahar said this morning: "Neta, who grew up in our youth department, moved up to the senior team, achieved great achievements in it, served as its captain for four years and joins a distinguished list of players who left Maccabi Haifa for various leagues abroad.
It's time to thank you, Neta, for your great contribution to our club, on and off the field, and wish you great success."